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Thunder star Chris Paul shows support for Spike Lee amid Knicks drama

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul certainly took notice when a familiar face was not around courtside when they take on the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden on Friday night.

Multi-awarded film director and Knicks superfan Spike Lee was not on his usual seat after claiming he won’t be attending any of the team’s remaining games this season.

Lee, who has been present in Knicks home games since the ’90s, figured in a fiasco with the disenchanted franchise after he was denied access to MSG for using the wrong entrance — which he has been using for the past 28 years.

A 15-year vet, Chris Paul has been used to exchanging pleasantries with Lee whenever his team plays in the Big Apple. Shortly after the Thunder wallopped the Knicks, 126-103, the 34-year-old playmaker offered his support for Spike.

“I’ve known Spike for a while. I talked to Spike a couple of days ago and I was actually looking forward to him watching the game. I haven’t played here in two years. Fifteen years I’ve been in the league I might have played here eight times or something. I usually always miss these games. I was excited to see Spike and I didn’t get to see him,” Chris Paul shared.

Paul and the rest of the Thunder decimated the Knicks from the get-go, as the 10-time All-Star had an easy double-double of 21 points and 12 assists in 30 minutes

The Spike Lee-kerfuffle, meanwhile, is the latest saga in New York’s seemingly never-ending series of misfortunes over the years. The ‘Bockers have once again endured another lottery-bound season, currently holding a 19-44 slate.