Charles Oakley is returning to the hardwood.
According to an announcement from the BIG3 on Friday, Oakley will make his playing debut in the three-on-three league Sunday at Staples Center for the Killer 3s.
Oakley’s been with the Killer 3s as a player-coach all season, but he’s yet to suit up for a 2-5 team that’s in need of an energy boost with the playoffs looming next weekend.
With Oakley suiting up, Chauncey Billups—Killer 3s’ third-leading scorer—will move to the bench and operate as the team’s coach.
Renowned as one of the most prolific enforcers in NBA history, the 53-year-old Oakley should team up with fellow big man Reggie Evans and leading scorer Stephen Jackson to give the Killer 3s a physically imposing attack that aims to beat opponents in bruising fashion.
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