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Spike Lee Is A Knicks Fan For Life

Lee: "I’m Tired Of Looking Up At Those Old Championship Banners."
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Spike Lee is known for two things — being a world-famous filmmaker and being the world’s most prominent New York Knicks fan.

Lee is always sitting court side, rooting hard for his beloved Knicks and occasionally engaging with officials and opposing players.  We all remember his famous back-and-forth with Reggie Miller during the 1994 NBA playoffs.

But he’s also a proud son of Brooklyn.

Would Spike ever consider switching loyaties and rooting for the Brooklyn Nets?

No way!

That’s what Lee tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/MjVoeI ) in an interview discussing his split loyalties between the Knicks and the beloved hometown borough that has been the setting for many of his films.

The Nets will play their first games in Brooklyn this fall, after moving from New Jersey, but Spike is staying true to his Knicks.

“Orange and blue. My son is going to be orange and blue, and his son after him. And they are going to bury me in these colors,” Lee said to The New York Times.

It’s far from the first time Lee has vowed to go to his grave a Knicks fan.

What does Spike what out of the 2012 Knicks? Seriousness.

“Look, I hope Carmelo Anthony saw LeBron holding that championship trophy. Amar’e’s my man. But I’m tired of looking up at those old championship banners,” he stated.

“No lollygagging, no half-stepping, no shenanigans, no tomfoolery. Got to get serious, got to.”

Considering the embarrassing way the Knicks exited the 2012 NBA playoffs, perhaps they should take Spike’s advice to heart.

Is Spike Lee New York’s most prominent celebrity sports fan?  Share your thoughts below…

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