New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee sat courtside with Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday at Crypto.com Arena to watch his team lose to the home side.
Lee, 65, was not happy with the Knicks getting crushed down the final stretch of the contest. The first three quarters were closely contested, but Kawhi Leonard willed his team to victory with a 38-point performance.
The reactions of Ballmer and Lee were caught on camera, describing exactly how Clippers and Knicks fans feel after the match.
Ballmer, 66, was ecstatic near the final buzzer when LA went up by 12 points. He is often seen cheering on his team with enthusiasm, but it must have felt that much better to do so in front of Lee.
When the camera panned over to the legendary film director, who has been following the Knicks for decades, his face was resting on his right hand in disappointment.
Clippers stay alive out West
Clippers handed the Knicks a third straight loss while picking up a third consecutive victory themselves.
Ballmer’s franchise is currently the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference despite recently going on a five-game skid.
Nobody is safe in the West, with just a handful of wins separating the fifth position from the 13th spot.
Five of the next six games for the Clippers are against conference opponents sitting below them in the standings.