Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  20 responses

Miami Heat Wouldn’t Let Spike Lee Film a Short Version of ‘He Got Game’

Filmmaker and NBA super-fan Spike Lee was in South Beach shooting footage prior to Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night. The Miami Heat wanted no part of Lee’s movie project. Sorry, Spike. Per the Palm Beach Post: “Lee was at AmericanAirlines Arena with a film crew to shoot a short version of his 1998 film β€˜He Got Game,’ in which (Ray) Allen played, Jesus Shuttlesworth, the top ranked basketball prospect in the country. Lee was told by the Heat public relations staff that Allen does not speak at shoot-arounds. Lee than asked if Allen would make an exception and speak to him. Allen still refused. Lee then requested to speak to Mario Chalmers, Shane Battier and Mike Miller and was turned down by all three. Last summer Lee was asked about the Heat on MTV News. ‘I do not want the Heat to win back-to-back, hell no,’ he said.”

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  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    God I hate that Gremlin.


    he got what he deserved. go support Melo dude

  • OfftheWall87

    Spike doesn’t have Ray’s number in his phone? Why did he have to go through the Heat’s PR staff to get to the dude he put in a movie with Denzel Washington? Strange. He loves his Knicks but he respected Jordan and he respects James. Why would he say he wants the Heat to keep winning when that would mean his team didn’t win? If Spike has an issue, it’s with Ray more than anything or anyone else.

  • Hussman25

    That’s a shame. Would be a nice send off; hey spike, just do a JB commercial w/ Denzel narrating over some career highlights but centered around “Jesus”. All would be right w/ the world…

  • Dev

    He Got Game 2, lets get it done!!

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    so petty

  • RonTeezy12

    yet Spike was in that Nike Ad where celebs leave messages on Lebron’s phone

  • Solito

    Come on Spike… its game 7… what did you expect from a guy who is meticulously about his pregame routine?

  • Solito

    Come on Spike… its game 7… what did you expect from a guy who is meticulously about his pregame routine?

  • LakeShow

    Haha, Really? That’s funny. Never heard someone say they hate Spike.

  • danpowers

    said no one ever

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    I respect the man’s craft and body of work I just don’t care for his attitude as a basketball fan. That and his hatred for Tyler Perry. I mean I don’t particularly like Tyler Perry’s movies either but I felt he was out of line with a lot of his comments.

  • smith, blocked, smith, stopped

    he should have asked to talk to GM pat riley, they could have talked about the good ol’ dayz …

  • LakeShow

    Uggh… Tyler Perry lol…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    My thoughts exactly. I can’t tell you how many black people hate me for my feelings towards his movie content lol

  • spit hot fiyah

    that was probably recorded before he was denied.

  • Clos1881

    Sucker move he’s a knick fan why would he want the heat to win. I love spike and his dedication to his team.

  • grgeblck

    The reality hurts.

  • http://www.dzfoot.com/ Matt Harpring’s Haircut

    I think Tyler Perry is single handedly holding back the black community with his dumbass shows and movies

  • RonTeezy12