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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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Rosanna Scotto tried. She really tried. On Good Day New York interview with Spike Lee this morning, the Fox anchor – a Brooklyn native, not coincidentally – whipped out a goodie bag with Brooklyn Nets merchandise sent over by team CEO Brett Yormark (I don’t want to hear him say again that he doesn’t see the Knicks as a business rival). The cap was the only item that made it out of the bag, and it was adamantly rejected by Lee. “Just slip it on,” Scotto pleaded. “Just slip it on.” “Sorry, I can’t do it. I can’t do it,” Lee said. New York Daily News

August 4, 2012 Updates

Will this man in his “Republic of Brooklyn” shirt, this filmmaker who made the borough of his childhood a living, breathing character in six movies over 26 years, now forsake his beloved New York Knicks and root for the Brooklyn Nets? Spike Lee shoots a sideways glance suggesting the reporter is guilty of early morning drug use. “I wish I had a dollar for every time people ask me that — I could finance another film,” he says. “No, no and no. Can’t do that. Can’t. “I am orange and blue, baby,” he says in reference to the colors of the Knicks. “Orange and blue.” New York Times

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