Knicks Super-fan Spike Lee said he is done with the team this season!
Spike Lee is probably as synonymous with New York Knicks as Michael Jordan is with the Chicago Bulls. Yet this morning, the “Do the Right Thing” director said he is “Done” with the Knicks for at least this season.
The Knicks played the Lakers night, and Lee was planning to follow his usual routine of sitting in his floor seats. Things didn’t go quite as planned though, as Spike tried to enter the building, he was stopped by security. Knicks officials stated that Lee was using a restricted entrance, but Lee says it’s the same entrance that he’s been using for years.
Spike eventually made it to his seat to enjoy the game. Team Owner James Dolan even visited the director. The issue seemed to be resolved as the two men shook hands before parting ways. However, things heated back up this morning when Spike went on ESPN’s First take.
Lee told the host that as he went home from the game, he was planning to “let it chill”, but changed his mind when his son read a statement from the Garden.
— ESPN (@espn) March 3, 2020
“I’m being harassed by James Dolan. I don’t know why,” Lee said. The Knicks responded to Lee comments stating:
“It’s disappointing that Spike would create this false controversy to perpetuate drama,” the statement read in part. It also included photos of the employees-only entrance and Dolan and Lee shaking hands during the game”.
This isn’t the first time the Knicks have had an issue with one of its celebrity fans. Former Knick Charles Oakley was banned from the Garden in 2017 after clashing with security and Dolan. Although they have been struggling for the last Decade, the Knicks is surprisingly the team worth the most in the NBA.
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