No filmmaker is better at creating love letters to the Big Apple than Spike Lee. Not Scorsese, not Ferrara and not even Woody Allen. From his short “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads” to his break out film “Do The Right Thing” to the underrated “Crooklyn” to the best fictional basketball film ever “He Got Game,” Lee has been creating great scenes and montages that pay tribute to NY that I love.
In 2001, he made the “25th Hour” and from the opening credits that revealed the lights that stood where the Twin towers used to stand to the f**k you mirror scene that still gives me chills, this film remains my favorite love letter of his.
So it only made sense that if you were going to do a promo spot about the historic meeting between the Brooklyn Nets and Spike’s beloved New York Knicks that you would get Spike Lee aka Mars Blackmon aka Reggie Miller’s nemesis to do it.
Check the video above to watch the results and thanks to Beyond the Buzzer for uploading it. Also check out Ed Norton and the great scene from 25th Hour and some bonus clips below.