Knicks great Charles Oakley rips owner's 'plantation' mindset amid Spike Lee feud

Knicks great Charles Oakley rips owner's 'plantation' mindset amid Spike Lee feud

Spike Lee, left, gestures in a hallway at Madison Square Garden while arguing with security officers before the start of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets in New York, March 2, 2020.

The Oscar-winning writer-director told ESPN on Tuesday he wouldn't be attending another Knicks home game this season after a disagreement with Madison Square Garden officials a night earlier over which elevator he could use.

Anywho, the Bulls may be losing the season series, but I'm not sure even 10 more late-game, developmental timeouts by Jim Boylen can match this blunder. But I'll tell you this though: "I heard from the Brooklyn Nets", said Lee while inciting a laugh.

A video circulated online during the game showing Lee getting frustrated and yelling at Garden security outside an elevator.

Lee met with Knicks' Owner James Dolan to smooth things over, but it appears that Lee was not mollified, TMZ reported. "Are you going to arrest me like Charles Oakley?" It wasn't even an afterthought - all people talked about was Spike Lee and the Knicks beef. After being denied entrance through an employee door, Lee went on a tirade before going to his seat another way. The Knicks wanted him to use the entrance for celebrities, which is two blocks away. "They want somebody to get killed in there?" said Oakley, whose defamation suit against Dolan stemming from his February 2017 arrest was dismissed last month.

"When will James Dolan get it?" The Knicks have been an abysmal franchise for many years now and it's quite clear that they won't be getting any better any time soon. In a statement, the team accused Lee of creating a "false controversy to perpetuate drama" and called it "laughable" that he is painting himself as a victim.

"I stand corrected. Do not remember shaking Dolan's hand".

The statement says Lee shook hands with Dolan on Monday and agreed to no longer use the employee entrance, but Lee gave a different account of his interaction with the Knicks owner.

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