LONDON (AP) — Fresh from shooting his new film, Spike Lee walked onto the basketball court at the O2 Arena clad in Knicks gear and ready to cheer on his team.
The American director is a staple at Knicks games in New York, and the trip across the pond for a regular-season NBA matchup against the Detroit Pistons just wouldn't be the same without him.
"The orange and blue, baby," said Lee, wearing a big, furry orange hat, Knicks sweatshirt and blue pants.
Lee has been to London many times since 1986, the year he made his first feature-length film, "She's Gotta Have It." He said the last time he was in the British capital he saw Kanye West and Jay-Z perform.
Lee said he had just finished shooting "Oldboy," which stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen.
But enough talk about the movies. Lee was all about the Knicks.
"We're going to win tomorrow night, and then Monday is Martin Luther King's birthday, which is a national holiday, we play the Brooklyn Nets. That's a win," Lee said.