Legendary film director and New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee is going home Wednesday full of frustration. Who can blame him, though?
With the series on the line in Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks failed to step up and allowed Trae Young and Co. to dominate them from start to finish. Even Lee's star-studded crew was not enough to motivate New York.
As such, when the Knicks were behind 16 points with a little over three minutes remaining in the final quarter, Lee has apparently seen enough and decided to pack his bags early and left the arena.
Spike's seen enough 😂
Left the game early pic.twitter.com/XDJvs4XRpD
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 3, 2021
One can understand Spike Lee, for sure. After all, it is pretty common for fans to leave games of a blowout loss. Besides, who would want to see their team get badly beaten in what could be said as the most important fight of the playoffs?
Spike certainly wants no part of that.
It's also a good decision by the filmmaker, with the Knicks unable to even stage a comeback and eventually losing 103-89. He's also lucky not to see the disrespect Young showed to the ‘Bockers after he basically ended the game with a clutch shot and epic celebration.
The Knicks took a step in the right direction after breaking their long playoff drought, but for a proud franchise like New York, the postseason is not enough and not worthy of bragging rights.