Legendary director Spike Lee is slamming the Knicks owner claiming he was harassed after he was denied entry while attempting to watch his favorite team play at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on March 2nd.
“No one told me… I’m staying here… If you want to arrest me like me Charles Oakley, go ahead,” shouted the super fan being held up after entering the employee’s entrance as seen in footage. The entrance is the way he’s used for 28 years.
Lee shares that Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly changed the policy on how he enters, according to him explaining the situation on ESPN’s First Take, which led to security asking him to leave the building. Lee says, “I’m being harassed by James Dolan. I don’t know why.” just before Dolan came over himself, asking to talk to him.
Lee continues, “I wasn’t shaking hands. In fact, when he came over to me I didn’t get up right away, I was just sitting in my seat. I said, ‘Mr. Dolan, I’ve been coming for 28 years. Why wasn’t I notified? By email, text, phone.’ He says, ‘now you know.’ Now you know?! It’s too late!!!’”
“I’m coming back next year, but I’m done for the season. I’m done.” Says the 62-year-old, fearful of never seeing the team win a title, which they haven’t won since the 70’s. The Knicks issued a statement, claiming Lee is creating a “false controversy to perpetuate drama” following his viral blasting.