CBS Sports- "As most people know, Spike is an avid Knick fan that doesn't know anything about basketball," Jackson said, drawing laughs from the crowd. "He knows how someone makes a shake and bake move and might dazzle the fans and make a shot."
Oh really Phil? Spike Lee doesn't know shit about basketball? You know who really cares about that? No one. No one expects Spike Lee to know basketball. They expect him to be a loudmouth boisterous bastard. They expect him to be dressed to the nines in orange and black shit, and be the biggest Knicks fan in the building. Why would I expect Spike to know anything about the strategy invoked in basketball? His role is to be the front row celebrity. You know when they show Spike Lee? When Melo makes a fadeaway after holding the ball for 23 seconds, or when JR Smith pulls up and nails an ill advised 3 from 7th fucking avenue. He is the biggest fan of chuckers I have probably ever seen.
Did I expect him to know about basketball because he produced a movie about the sport? Hell no. The basketball scenes in that 'He Got Game' were probably the worst scenes in the movie. Besides the scenes where he played his father one on one, and those didn't go to far to showing me Spike Lee knew a lot about basketball. The best part about 'He Got Game' was that it was mostly life problems and behind the scenes shit. To me this is equivalent of expecting Jack Nicholson to be basketball educated. And that guy probably hasn't shot a ball since he was 15 years old. Both of their roles is to be the token celebrity fan for better or for worse.
Also, I like to think I know about basketball. At the very least I know what is a good or bad shot, and what constitutes a productive possession. However, I don't know dick about the Triangle Offense. I don't think anyone does. They just know it's worked really well a bunch of times and you are the best at running it. That's good enough for Spike, and that's good enough for the rest of the Knicks faithful.