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Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 10:10 am  |  4 responses

Spike Lee Helped Recruit Tyson Chandler to New York


Spike Lee, the Knicks’ biggest fan/unofficial mascot is always trying to convince star players to join his beloved squad, and his pitch seems to have worked when it comes to Tyson Chandler. Per the NY Post: “Give Knicks superfan Spike Lee credit for planting the seed in Tyson Chandler’s mind last season. Lee, who has become tight with the Knicks front office and attends periodic practices, chatted up Chandler before the Dallas game in early February last season. ‘Last year he was trying to convince me to come here in free agency as if he was the general manager or owner,’ Chandler revealed. ‘We were talking before the game. I said, ‘Look, Spike, right now I’m a Maverick and chasing a dream, trying to go for a title. Free agency is the furthest thing from my mind.’ He definitely was planting that seed.’”

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  • Jono

    Must be good to be Spike, crazy access

  • Heals

    Oh Spike and too think how much worse off the Knicks would have been without you around this past decade. Can anyone say ego stroke…

  • Ldub20

    ^^^^lol thats funny. Remember the reggie “cut throat” days? i think miller and spike had a bigger fued than reggie and the knicks. lol funny stuff.

  • http://tinyurl.com/TheKnicksAreBack Blaze

    The Garden’s Renovated and it looks like the Ritz! And Spike Lee’s got on a new outfit! The Knicks are BACK!!! http://tinyurl.com/TheKnicksAreBack

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