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Spike Lee tells Jordan/Magic/Barkley poker story (VIDEO)

Aug 15, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

Sports Illustrated got to sit down with Spike Lee to talk a little Brooklyn and a little basketball.

We bring you this for the second half of the video, when Lee talks about going to Barcelona to watch the original Dream Team and he was playing poker with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley. Man, to be a fly on the wall in that room.

Hat tip to SLAM.

  1. jimispackers - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I wonder how many prostitues filled this room after the game was over?
    Love Jimi.

  2. romoscollarbone - Aug 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    That was fairly lame.

  3. 700levelvet - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Was Spike under the table?

    • badintent - Aug 17, 2013 at 2:41 AM

      one guess. He was wearing the same knee pads he worn in all his Brooklyn movies sans stains

  4. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I read a lot of those stories in the book Dream Team (Jack McCallum). Barkley was definitely the wildest of the bunch, sneaking out the back door of the hotel to party with strangers all night long. Then there was the infamous poker game with Magic, Jordan, and Bird where Bird said something like, “Well Magic, I reckon it’s time we passed the torch to Michael.” Magic didn’t agree despite his condition. Decent book, great great team.

  5. daddyghi - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Charles Barkley: “Spike who?”

  6. unsportsmenmic - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic and commented:
    “It must be the shoes”- Mars aka Spike Lee

  7. badintent - Aug 17, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    you know who won all the mon$y. Magic. MJ and Charles always lost $$$ in casinos, (Yes chuckie , yo do have an ADDICTION, NOT JUST A PROBLEM) and Spike too cheap to play for more than quarters.Betcha Spike hitting his head for not getting MJ to sign for He got Game, instead of Ray Allen.8 hours stuck in a room with Spike, I would sign anything to get out.Any guesses on what flavor the pizzas were ?

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