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Spike Lee will not be turning in his Knicks gear for black-and-white

Aug 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Spike Lee

Don’t expect Spike Lee to be rocking the black-and-white at any point next season.

With the Nets headed to Barclays to open their first season in Brooklyn, there will be some defections. Some fans aren’t all that committed and it won’t take much to get them on board with the idea of swapping out the Knicks’ dysfunction and CAA, I mean, James Dolan’s whims of fancy for the Mad Russian and his eccentric Netcentrics. With Spike Lee being from Brooklyn and constantly speaking in support of the borough, you had to wonder if he would be betraying the Garden as his home.

Not so much.

From the New York Times:

“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.”

via Spike Lee to Stick With His Knicks – NYTimes.com.

You can bet that Lee will both be welcome and in attendance on opening night vs. his Knicks at Barclays, and will take in a game from time to time when it fits better with his schedule. But the guy is an icon at Knicks games (hence why this is actually relevant to you) and you don’t just stop being as much of a psycho Knicks fan all of a sudden. Nike should jump on the opportunity to get him in an ad for the rivalry, though, because that’s going to get crazy in a hurry.

  1. dysraw1 - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    boy i wish the season would hurry up an start

  2. jtchernak - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Will never think of his the same after some of the stories about how he’s racist

    • phaden27 - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Then go back to your Fox News/MSNBC forum, we don’t want that nonsense here.

      • jtchernak - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:55 AM

        What nonsense man couple months back we had a couple people share stories about how they were white and there kid wanted an autograph or something and he said something along the lines of no we don’t like white people call security the one I remebr the most was somebody saying at a boxing match they wanted an autograph but he refused to sign due to them being white

      • mytthor - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

        The reason he says Fox/MSNBC is because he doesn’t care what your reasons are for believing it, he’s just pointing out it has no place on a basketball forum.

    • elComandanteenJefe - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      Waiting for the day that the race card will no longer be an played. The sooner people put their racist mentality behind them, especially those who live in the past, the better off their future will be.

      Keep this in mind, the only person holding you down is you, not your race, sex, color, heritage, etc.

    • brokerhenry - Aug 6, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      @jtc:

      Dude, have you ever heard of a little thing called punctuations?! You write like you are in too much of a hurry. Improve yourself! What you wrote below about a couple of months makes absolutely no sense!!

      See? I used a number of punctuations so that you could see what they look like. God bless.

      • yahmule - Aug 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM

        You’re not exactly William Safire, brokerhenry.

  3. reupjosh - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Read this YESTERDAY. If you can’t come up with you’re own original content and rely on regurgitating other sources, at least do it in a timely manner.

  4. dls612 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I’m not a Knicks fan, but I just can’t see spike rockin another Jersey other than the Knicks. And wouldn’t want him to either. He is the New York Knicks. And I respect him for being such a dedicated fan.

    • knightrider1755 - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      Spike is an unadulterated clown and should be named the team mascot. He once was a die-hard Mets fan until he switched to the Yankees. So much for team loyalty.

  5. cantonbound13 - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    As a long time Knick fan, I find Spike Lee annoying & wish he became a Net fan.

    • dls612 - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      A real Knicks fan wouldn’t say that! How can he annoy you when his seat is court side and you’re in the nose bleed section!

    • knightrider1755 - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      I recall seeing Spike at Nets games when the Knicks were not in town. So I am certain he will have season tickets to both Knicks and Nets games.

    • jolink653 - Aug 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      You can’t be a Knicks fan and say you don’t like Spike…This guy has been courtside for every game for the last 20 years, including the last decade where the Knicks have been garbage and so many people would not go to the Garden to watch them…He sticks with the team, win or lose, and I’m glad he’s part of our fanbase

  6. 11thstreetmafia - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    -”I think having Spike Lee courtside at The Garden has been fantastic for the Knicks.”——–Signed, Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller

  7. lakerluver - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Maybe the Knickels will win another title before Spike goes to that big directors chair up above.

  8. proballerslounge - Aug 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    http://proballerslounge.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/who-would-you-build-a-team-around/

    Yea that would be weird not seeing him in the orange and blue. Props to Spike

  9. 13fitzj - Aug 5, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    @lakerluver I’m a Knicks fan. Doubt it very much.

  10. hojo20 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Spike Lee sucks.

  11. charlescub80 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Wouldn’t this be a story if he was changing his team?

  12. gphilli33 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Blue n Orange 4Life!!!!

  13. beagle11 - Aug 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    He has hopped to and from Jets/Giants and Mets/Yankees band wagons. I would bet money he will do the same if the Nets become big winners

    • dls612 - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      You’re probably the only person who knew that. ( spike lee stalker )

      • beagle11 - Aug 8, 2012 at 8:48 AM

        I vividly remember him wearing a split Met/Yankee jersey during the 2000 world series. His reason being that he grew up a yankee fan but then became a Met fan when they had good young Black players in the 80s. The guys is a FRAUD.

  14. philtration - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Why not?
    Everything Lee does is about black & white.

  15. chicagosworth - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    He’s not racist, just an ass…

  16. yahmule - Aug 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    From a purely clinical standpoint, would Spunk be considered a dwarf or a midget?

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