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October 14, 2014 Updates

Speaking of Jackson, the Knicks president took a playful shot at Lee on Sunday, saying he was an avid fan of the Knicks who knew nothing about basketball. Lee said on Monday that he wasn't offended, but also indirectly defended his knowledge of the game. “Look I go way way back with Phil and all these guys, so it’s all love,” Spike said, adding: “Here's the thing: if Phil thought I didn't know anything about basketball, I wouldn't be doing this film.” ESPN.com

Phil Jackson took a playful shot at Knicks super fan Spike Lee on Sunday. Lee is making a film for MSG Network about Jackson's triangle offense. Jackson was asked about Lee during a talk at the New Yorker Festival in Manhattan on Sunday evening. "As most people know, Spike is an avid Knick fan that doesn't know anything about basketball," Jackson said, drawing laughs from the crowd. "He knows how someone makes a shake and bake move and might dazzle the fans and make a shot." ESPN.com

October 6, 2014 Updates

Enter Spike Lee, the filmmaker and unabashed Knicks fan, who is making an hour-long film in an effort to demystify Jackson’s offensive system. He is calling it “What Is the Triangle Offense: A Spike Lee Orange and Blue Skies Joint.” It is set to air Oct. 24 on MSG. “I’ve never done anything like this before,” Lee said. “This is trying to explain to the average fan the triangle system. It’s sort of like the mysterious mythology and Zen that Phil Jackson has used to win six times in Chicago and five times in L.A.” Wall Street Journal

On a recent afternoon in Greenburgh, Lee looked like he was running his own version of the motion offense as he and his film crew scurried between meeting rooms and the court at the Knicks’ facility. Before he began filming, Lee spent time poring over Bulls and Lakers game tapes with Jackson and his coaches, absorbing the nuances of the offense. There was also an on-court demonstration with some of the Knicks. Lee thinks he has a grip on it, but he’s not sure. “Everybody says a junior high-school team can run it,” Lee said. “Proponents of the triangle offense say it’s simple. If you’re not a proponent, you don’t know what’s happening.” Wall Street Journal

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Spike Lee can now talk about his beloved New York Knicks, or any other basketball topic, all he wants. The director and passionate Knicks fan will host a show on NBA Radio beginning next week, discussing topics from around the league. "Spike Lee's Best Seat in the House" debuts Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. EST on SiriusXM Channel 217 and will air every other week, featuring guests from both the sports and entertainment worlds. 3News.co.nz

January 8, 2014 Updates

Jesus Shuttlesworth returns to the court this week. Jesus Shuttlesworth may return to the big screen in the future. Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, who played the Shuttlesworth role in the 1998 movie "He Got Game," says he and filmmaker Spike Lee have spent time over the last couple months discussing a sequel and are currently throwing ideas back and forth about the project. "Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first," Allen said Tuesday night before the Heat played the New Orleans Pelicans. "But it's something we've been talking about for the last couple months. If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing." Yahoo! Sports

January 7, 2014 Updates

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, who played the Shuttlesworth role in the 1998 movie "He Got Game," says he and filmmaker Spike Lee have spent time over the last couple months discussing a sequel and are currently throwing ideas back and forth about the project. "Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first," Allen said Tuesday night before the Heat played the New Orleans Pelicans. "But it's something we've been talking about for the last couple months. If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing." ESPN.com

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In a discussion of HOT 97 Monday, Spike Lee reiterated his love for the Knicks, endorsed Woody Allen's hoops expertise and spoke glowingly about the hiring policies at Barclays Center. Asked, "you being a Brooklynite, do you appreciate what the Barclays Center has done ... ?" "Oh yeah," he responded. "Everytime I go there, I see people who look like me who have a job. it's great. "It's great that people can walk to work. They ... I have to give it up to Jay Z and Prokhorov [a name he badly mangles] and (Bruce) Ratner. They made a decision that they were going to hire people from the neighborhoods surrounding Barclays Center and further out, that 'we should look like what Brooklyn looks like.' And its a beautiful thing." NetsDaily

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Miami Heat parties are so ballin'... even their most hated enemies will bow down for a chance to hang with the champs -- just ask #1 Knicks fan Spike Lee! LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh hosted a sick bash at Club Bamboo on South Beach Friday night -- with a ton of celeb guests. Drake and Timbaland were there -- as well as actual Heat fan Flo Rida. TMZ.com

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According to Freezy, San Antonio Spurs Head coach Gregg Popovich asked that his crew not be allowed back because they were getting too rowdy in support of the Heat. “They were just telling me we had too much energy and the head coach complained about it,” Freezy claimed. “Them cats want an easy win. They ain’t used to that Miami Heat support right next to them in their ears.” Freezy was also asked to leave the arena by the Indiana Pacers during the Eastern Conference Finals, but he said the Pacers were more disrespectful about it than the Spurs. “The Spurs are just scared,” he explained. “They’re scared of the energy. The Pacers were disrespectful. The Spurs don’t want that building to erupt around them. What I do to cheer for my team is no different than what Spike Lee does in New York or Jack Nicholson does in LA.” Larry Brown Sports

May 11, 2013 Updates

Spike Lee reportedly offered $40,000 for four tickets next to the Indiana Pacers bench for Saturday night’s playoff game, but seat owner Stewart Reed turned down the noted New York Knicks fan. Reed, co-owner of Fuzzy Zoeller’s Vodka, mentioned the film director’s proposal while visiting Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his business is primary sponsor on Ed Carpenter’s No. 20 car entered in the 97th Indy 500. Lee, wearing his Knicks’ John Starks jersey, ended up seated on the floor across the court from the end of the Knicks’ bench. Indianapolis Star

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