NBA
May 12, 2021

LeBron James, Anthony Davis Troll Spike Lee After Lakers Beat Knicks

It's a tradition unlike any other in the NBA: trolling Oscar-winning filmmaker (and Knicks superfan) Spike Lee. 

Some of the greatest players in NBA history — from Michael Jordan to Reggie Miller — have even done it. 

And after the Lakers' gritty 101-99 overtime victory over the Knicks, Anthony Davis and LeBron James decided to join in on the fun by messing with the director, who was sitting courtside for Tuesday's contest at Staples Center. 

While it's difficult to read either players' mouths, it's obvious Davis and James were playfully jabbing Lee. One can visibly see Davis mockingly put his hand to his hear to see if Lee had anything left to say, while James — who is set to return to action Wednesday — walked off the bench and playfully waved goodbye.

It's not quite as entertaining as the Miller-Lee feuds from the 90s, but it'll do. 

The Lakers' two-point win over the Knicks could end up being pivotal to Los Angeles' chances to repeat as NBA champs. The victory kept their hopes alive to avoid the play-in game and potentially get the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. 

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