The New York Knicks won the Rockets vs Knicks game on Monday (Tuesday morning IST) with a narrow two-point margin. However, drama happened outside the arena as Knicks superfan Spike Lee was initially denied entry to the Rockets vs Knicks game. In a video released on Twitter, Spike Lee is seen yelling at the officials about letting him in.
After video circulated of Spike Lee being allegedly asked to leave Madison Square Garden, Lee is currently sitting court side. More to come....— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) March 3, 2020
Spike Lee is here sitting courtside watching the Knicks game. There was a disagreement over which entrance he could use. He was not kicked out.— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) March 3, 2020
Re: the stuff circulating about Spike Lee having an issue getting into the Garden tonight, I can report that he is sitting in his usual courtside seat. pic.twitter.com/bVeIRTvAuU— Jonathan Macri (@JCMacriNBA) March 3, 2020
Though various people tweeted about the director not being allowed into for the game, he was later spotted at his usual seat at the MSG. In the video, Lee is heard yelling that no one told him anything and he will stay where he was standing. He even mentioned Charles Oakley, saying that they can arrest him if they want.
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Spike Lee was referring to the dispute between Knicks owner James Dolan and Oakley. James Dolan had once gotten Oakley arrested and ejected him from the team, while also banning the fan for telling him to sell the team. According to reports, James Dolan did not want Lee entering MSG, though there was no specific reason. However, the MSG and Knicks staff stated that the issue was caused only because Spike Lee used the wrong entrance.