Fans can be ruthless sometimes, but they also help make sports as fun as they are. Superfans like Spike Lee are the best because once you achieve an identifiable level amongst opposing teams, you become a source of motivation. Just ask Reggie Miller, who had some of his best and most memorable games against the Knicks because of Spike.
Apparently Spike Lee still can motivate an opponent to this day. In an interview with ESPN, Spike was asked about his most memorable conversation with a player during a game. His answer, as I learned via BSO, is very fitting given recent history in the NBA:
“But this last time against Boston — you know that game where they disallowed Stoudemire’s three? — Kevin Garnett lost it. He was cursing me out for no reason. Maybe because Stoudemire gave him 39 points, but take that vulgarity to Stoudemire. I’m not holding you and I did not even say s— to Garnett the whole game. That really surprised me. He lost it. He was cursing at me the whole game. He needs to calm the f— down.”
Looks like we can just add this incident to the growing list of KG’s crimes against the NBA. KG used to be a pretty popular — and even sympathetic figure — in the NBA. Now that he’s much more high profile and playing for the Boston Celtics, we’re starting to get exposed to the unlikable character he really is. Good thing he has a ring and MVP award because he sure isn’t making many friends around the league.
And for the record, we thought that Amar’e Stoudemire three-pointer should have counted.Google+