Spike Lee returns to MSG for first time since James Dolan, Knicks war

Spike Lee finally has returned to Celebrity Row at Madison Square Garden after accusing team owner James Dolan and the Knicks of not doing the right thing last season.  The famed director and

Spike Lee finally has returned to Celebrity Row at Madison Square Garden after accusing team owner James Dolan and the Knicks of not doing the right thing last season. 

The famed director and longtime Knicks fan had said March 3 of last year that he wouldn’t attend any games for the remainder of the season after a tiff with Dolan and Garden security over him using the wrong entrance at a game.

The 64-year-old Oscar winner was in his customary courtside seat more than a half-hour before tipoff of Sunday’s game against the 76ers. A video surfaced online last March of Lee yelling at MSG security and yelling that he was being treated like banned former Knicks star Charles Oakley. In an interview with ESPN the following day, Lee said he was “being harassed by James Dolan and I don’t know why.”

Spike Lee sits courtside with his son Jackson Lee for the Knicks-Sixers game at MSG on Sunday.
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Lee hadn’t appeared at the Garden this season, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of fans – about 10 percent of capacity — have been permitted at Knicks game since Feb. 24.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Peter Botte

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