Spike Lee to avoid Garden for now, Knicks deny he's…

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When Trey Wingo said Dolan is not going to sell the Knicks, Oakley referenced the National Basketball Association forcing Donald Sterling out of Clippers ownership for making racist comments.

The Knicks released an official statement refuting Lee's claims. The fans were instead leaving the arena already. "I asked, 'Why?' and they said, 'You have to leave because someone ordered you to leave.' And I'm like, 'I've been here four and a half minutes'". The fan also posted video to Twitter of the interaction with security as well as a photo of he and his friends outside the Garden. "If you're a former player and what happened to me when they [dragged] me out of there for no reason, and we got the tape and I didn't do nothing, it's like lynching somebody back in the '40s and '50s".

A video of Spike Lee and Madison Square Garden security surfaced on Monday and has led to a PR nightmare for the New York Knicks. "I don't know why".

"It's disappointing that Spike would create this false controversy to perpetuate drama", the statement says.

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Things got interesting on Monday when the 62-year-old movie director was denied entry through the arena using the employee entrance as he has done for years. The famed director said no one from the team informed him ahead of time that he needed to start coming into MSG a different way, and he said he is being "harassed" by Knicks owner James Dolan. "I said, 'I'm not leaving.' They said, I want you to leave the Garden". Oakley sued Dolan and Madison Square Garden, but the case was dismissed last month. The Knicks said he's welcome to come back anytime - "just not through our employee entrance".

"I said, 'Mr. Dolan, I ain't talking about nothing, '" Lee said.

"It just keeps happening in New York", Oakley said. "This wasn't fair", Oakley told The Associated Press in a phone interview. NY has won its last two games in large part because of the heroics of young players like RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina, and Kevin Knox. "I know he was born in Georgia but he's been here long enough".

On Wednesday, Oakley appeared on ESPN Radio's "Golic and Wingo" to discuss the feud between Lee and the Knicks.

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