Spike Lee won’t be coming to any more Knicks home games this season after an incident at Monday night’s game.
The famed director was seen on video, yelling at security inside Madison Square Garden after a disagreement about which entrance he could use. He said security told him to leave and go through the proper entrance, but Spike’s ticket had already been scanned.
In the viral video, Spike can be heard screaming at security: “No one told me. No one told me. Are you going to arrest me like Charles Oakley?”
The Knicks released a statement saying that Spike tried to use the employee entrance to the Garden, instead of VIP, and was denied access by security.
But Spike, who is arguably the New York Knicks’ biggest fan, said he’s been using that entrance for almost 30 years without any issues.
Spike appeared Tuesday on ESPN’s First Take to talk about the situation and said: “I’m being harassed by (Knicks owner) James Dolan, and I don’t know why.”
He explained that Dolan came up to him at half time as he was sitting in his sideline seat, but Spike wanted nothing to do with him.
When asked if he plans to return for any more games, Spike said: “Not this year. No. No. I’m coming back next year. But I’m done for the season. Done.”