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Is Spike Lee a Mets fan? Does Spike Lee own a basketball team?

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Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee (born March 20, 1957) is a filmmaker and actor from the United States. Lee’s work has consistently addressed race relations, black community difficulties, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political topics.

He has earned an Academy Award, a Student Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and two Peabody Awards for his work. He has also received an Honorary BAFTA Award in 2002, an Honorary César Award in 2003, an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, a Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Centre, and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

Is Spike Lee a Mets fan?

Spike Lee is a New York Knicks basketball enthusiast, a New York Yankees baseball lover (albeit he grew up a New York Mets fan), a New York Rangers ice hockey fan, and an Arsenal football fan.

Does Spike Lee own a basketball team?

Lee does not own the Knicks, despite his excellent courtside tickets. That distinction goes to the much-maligned James Dolan. As the Knicks have endured nearly two decades of futility, fans have made no secret of their hatred for the present ownership regime.

The Knicks haven’t been important in NBA circles since the days of Patrick Ewing, Latrell Sprewell, and Allan Houston. Many fans attribute this to poor leadership.

Lee, on the other hand, is a die-hard fan with front-row seats. However, he is so much more to his fan following. Lee, like Jack Nicholson and the Los Angeles Lakers, is instilled in the team’s DNA.

That’s why his run-in with the team this season irritated its fans. The team chastised Lee for utilizing an inappropriate entrance, despite the fact that he had done so for over 20 years, which irritated the influential director and Knicks fan.

Here’s a suggestion for the Knicks: after decades of being a laughingstock, do whatever it takes to keep your most devoted supporters (like Lee) going to games.

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