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Spike Lee wears ‘Charles Oakley’ jersey to Knicks-Spurs game

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Spike Lee, left, greets Dustin Hoffman as they attend an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)


Spike Lee said he’d pack Phil Jackson’s bags for him, taking up for Carmelo Anthony against the Knicks president.

In the other feud involving the Knicks’ lousy leadership, Lee is clearly siding with Charles Oakley over James Dolan.

Lee, the famed Knicks fan, wore a “Charles Oakley” jersey to the Knicks’ win over the Spurs yesterday. Why the quotation marks? Because it started as a jersey of Landry Fields, who wore Nos. 6 and 2 in New York.

Ian Begley of ESPN:

Spike Lee didn’t have a Charles Oakley jersey when he needed one on Sunday. So he improvised. “I got every jersey, game-worn, but I couldn’t find an Oakley jersey. But I had three Landry Fields jerseys. So I took it to my guy, and he hooked it up. So officially, this is a Landry Fields jersey.”

Modified or not, Lee’s jersey still got his point across quite clearly.

Dolan has his sycophants. Lee stands with the people.