*Spike Lee, as just about everyone knows, is a die-hard New York Knicks fan. However, maybe the team is not feeling is no longer mutual. Nah, can’t be.
Without knowing all the facts, what’s making folks doubt things are well between the team and Spike is the fact that Monday evening, Lee got into a heated argument with Madison Square Garden security on Monday night as he was denied entry to the venue to watch the Knicks play the Houston Rockets.
It just so happens that the exchange was caught on video, and Lee wasn’t very happy at the way he was suddenly being treated.
“No one told me!,” Lee is heard yelling at security, and then he makes a reference to Charles Oakley, the former Knicks player who was ejected from Madison Square Garden in 2017 and led away in handcuffs after alleged “inappropriate” behavior.
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Seriously, you have to wonder if the team, and by “team,” we mean owner James Dolan, has really jumped the shark with this move against Lee who is known around the world for his loyalty to his beloved Knicks, though thick and thin. Because they are the Knicks, when you think about it, it’s not hard to imaging them (Dolan) pulling a bonehead move like this, but in this case, it was just a BIG misunderstanding.
In the past, Lee, according to the New York Post, has used the entrance for Madison Square Garden employees and media members, but when he tried to use it on Monday, for some as yet unexplained reason (at least publicly), he was told he couldn’t and would need to use the VIP entrance instead. That obviously freaked Lee out and no doubt sparked the hallway yelling session by the director.
The bottom line is that Lee did make it into the arena and was in his seat at game time. The New York Daily News reported that Dolan – who also owns Madison Square Garden – came down to clear the air with Lee at halftime and that Lee was no longer pissed.
After that, we guess you say a miracle happened. Spike Lee then got to watch his beloved Knicks beat the surging Rockets!