8:20 AM PT — Lee is going at the Knicks over Monday night’s incident … explaining to ESPN’s “First Take” the team’s statement on the situation was BS … and he didn’t make up with Dolan afterward.
“I wasn’t shaking hands, in fact when he came over I didn’t get up right away,” Lee said. “I said, ‘Mr. Dolan, I’ve come in the same entrance 28 yrs. Why wasn’t I notified?’”
More NY Knicks drama … this time involving their biggest fan, Spike Lee — who got into an altercation with security at MSG and told ’em, “You wanna arrest me like Charles Oakley?!”
The whole thing went down at Madison Square Garden right before the Knicks took on the Houston Rockets … when security reportedly blocked Lee from using a restricted entrance into the building.
During the exchange (captured on video) you can hear Lee saying “no one told me” he wasn’t allowed to use that particular entrance … and he dug in his heels, “I’m staying right here.”
A Knicks spokesperson has said the entrance was not designated for fans — with sources saying it was supposed to be for media and staffers only.
The good news … Lee met with Knicks’ owner, James Dolan, and the two smoothed things over. And, even better for Lee and the Knicks, THEY ACTUALLY WON THE GAME!
The Knicks have been AWFUL this season — one of the worst records in the NBA — but they still manage to draw A-List celebs to their games … including Chris Rock, Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson and more.
In fact, NY Giants QB Daniel Jones and his RW, Sterling Shepard, were sitting courtside along with fellow NFL stud Jamal Adams.
Guess Michael Rapaport‘s call for celeb boycott ain’t exactly workin’ …
As for the game, Knicks rookie RJ Barrett scored 27 points and Julius Randle had a 16-point, 16-rebound double-double to lead the team to a 125-123 win over Houston.
Originally Published — 7:40 AM PT