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Spike Lee honored Kobe Bryant in a big way Sunday at the Oscars, and then he roasted his beloved New York Knicks on the red carpet.

During a live interview from the red carpet, Lee was asked what he does to decompress when he’s not working. Then, he let loose a zinger directed at his favorite NBA franchise.

“Well, the Knicks used to be good,” Lee said, laughing.

Then, he said he now has to root for the New York Yankees to win their 28th championship since the Knicks stink.

For such a public figure, known for his love of the Knicks, to make such a public declaration against his favored team has to be a slap in the face to owner James Dolan. Though, based on his refusal to change anything despite owning one of the most dysfunctional franchises in sports, it’s probably not going to move the needle.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.