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

by June 21, 2013

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 ‘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.”