Fradulent Spike Lee's Sideshow Act Stinks

Leslie MonteiroSenior Analyst IDecember 18, 2010

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Director Spike Lee watches on from the sideline during the game between the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets on November 30, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Nick Laham/Getty Images

The Knicks have become relevant with a respectable start. Winning results in people jumping on the bandwagon. More sportswriters attend games, and major celebrities show up at the Garden. We heard talk about the Knicks on sports radio this week.

One guy has made plenty of noise this week. His name is Spike Lee. He has been known to make noise before. His antics were well-known during the 90s. Now, he's back with a vengeance.

Lee knows he is not well-liked by opposing players and fans. Knicks fans find him to be a nuisance. Winning gives him a chance to strut his stuff after critics enjoyed hearing him say nothing in recent years.

It's too bad Lee has to act like a buffoon at games. He's an embarrassment to the Knicks fanbase. Just watching him in the last few days, one can only roll his eyes.

On Wednesday, he was standing up and barking throughout the entire game. It's been a long time since he last did this. He knew the cameras would focus on him, so this was his opportunity to have that look-at-me moment.

There's nothing worse than seeing a fan seek attention. That's not what going to games should be about. It's one thing to cheer and show their dissatisfaction, but when a fan performs a sideshow, it makes the game unenjoyable for the fans.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

With the Knicks doing well, we are going to see more of that. It drives this basketball viewer nuts. There's no place for this stuff. Obviously if an obscure fan had done that, he or she would be thrown out of the game. Lee does not have to deal with the consequences. He can get away with it because he gives the Knicks a lot of his money.

It's a joke. It's a distraction. It's something that should not be tolerated. There should be no double-standard in this. It's a shame this is happening.

He did the same act on Friday night too. It will never change.

This is what made Wednesday night's outcome hilarious. It wasn't the loss, but it was how Lee ended up disappointed. When Amar'e Stoudemire made that three-pointer, Lee was heckling a Celtic, and laughing it up. He thought he would go home enjoying a win, but instead, the ref waved it off because the ball came after the buzzer.

Lee had nothing to say after it. He must have said to himself what a dope he is. He acted like one that night.

He kept going on and on last night. He spewed stuff to LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade all night. Fortunately, they laughed at him. That was the best response.

Lee thinks he is friends with all the NBA stars. It's doubtful they take him seriously. They look at him as a total dope.

One figures he would learn after his act in 1994. This is the same buffoon that got Reggie Miller riled up. He was challenging Miller's manhood in the Eastern Conference Finals, and Miller responded by shooting three-pointer after three-pointer. That gave the Pacers a couple of victories, and Lee was promptly ripped by the media and Knicks fans.

It's funny to see him being a spokesman for the Knicks. He might as well be the Knicks' mascot.

He has been on MSG lately, which is interesting. He hasn't been on in the last few years. In fact, he sold his tickets because the team stunk. There is no reason for him to take him as a fan seriously.

This is the same guy that thought Isiah Thomas had done a good job, and deserved to stay. That explains why people don't take him seriously as a fan. He's just a guy who wants to see his name in the headlines.

It's remarkable why the media ask him questions. He gives good soundbites, but it's nothing more than rubbish at best. All he does is mock other players. He never ever said anything derogatory about the Knicks.

It's a joke Lee is considered a true fan. He is not. A true fan comes out and watches the team when they stink.

Half the time Lee is not even into the games. He goes out to the corridors often. He just talks to the players. He is a fraud.

Now he wants everyone to think he is a true fan. This writer does not think of him that way. He's no better than Woody Allen, who is another fraud at games.

The Knicks should never enable him to do this. Not when he is selling tickets over the years, Not when he never makes road trips like he used to during the good old days.

They shouldn't compromise to him, even if he has given his money to them. This should be about the loyal fans. Why can't the Knicks actually give the die-hard more attention? They know more about the game than he does.

In fact, the Knicks shouldn't treat celebrities with reverence or importance. It's amusing they do this. They shouldn't be any more important than the true fans that go to the games. It's easy for them to pay ridiculous ticket places, but for the average fan, that's tough. That itself is why celebrities shouldn't even be honored for going to the games.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.