Director Spike Lee went ballistic Monday after being denied entry to Madison Sq. Backyard, the place his beloved New York Knicks hosted the Houston Rockets. And there’s video (see beneath).
Lee, who received a Greatest Tailored Screenplay Oscar for “BlacKkKlansman” in 2019, erupted after he tried to make use of the world entrance reserved for workers and the media and was stopped chilly by safety, the New York Publish reported, citing an unnamed supply. (Lee was supposed to make use of the VIP entrance.)
Within the video, Lee may be heard yelling. “Nobody advised me,” he repeats. “I’m staying right here. And should you wanna arrest me like Charles Oakley, go the fuck forward.”
Oakley, a former Knicks participant, was ejected as a spectator from a 2017 recreation after yelling feedback vital of staff proprietor James Dolan and struggling with safety guards. He was later arrested by the NYPD.
On Monday, Lee did ultimately take his seat. Dolan spoke with the famed filmmaker at halftime to “resolve the difficulty,” the New York Every day Information reported, citing a supply.
Lee needed to have been pleased with what occurred on the court docket. The lowly Knicks surprised the Rockets, 125-123.
Right here’s Lee reacting to the sport courtside on Monday.
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HuffPost didn’t instantly get a reply to a request for remark from Lee’s reps.