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Nikola Jokic had hilarious back-and-forth with Spike Lee during game

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Nearly 30 years after he came at Reggie Miller, Spike Lee is proving that he has still got it.

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets played the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, earning the 113-99 win. After the game, Jokic revealed that he had a funny back-and-forth with the famed film director Lee.

“He said it wasn’t a foul,” said Jokic, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “And I said, ‘Brother, I think it was.’”

Jokic, who only shot one free throw during the game, appears to be referring to a sequence during the third quarter where he drew an and-one on Knicks center Mitchell Robinson off a fadeaway jumper. You can see the play at the 0:23 mark of the video below.

As for Lee, now 64, he is as legendary of a Knicks fan as they come and is a courtside staple at The Garden. Admittedly though, the exchange with Jokic was a lot tamer than the ones that Lee has had with other opponents before.

Photo: February 17, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Film director and actor Spike Lee in attendance during the skills challenge at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports


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