Lee: Celtics win pushes James to NYC

Filmmaker and lifelong Knicks fan backing Boston in East semis against Cavs

Updated: May 11, 2010, 12:43 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Spike Lee answered his cell phone on the first ring Monday, and he quickly intercepted my first question with the cries of a best-of-seven sinner in dire need of a confessional booth.

"Yes, yes, yes," Lee screamed.

The world's most famous Knicks fan was acknowledging guilt and asking for forgiveness at the same time. Speaking for millions of New Yorkers tired of weathering a basketball drought of Biblical proportions, Lee was saying something he swore he never would.

"For the ...

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