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On Tuesday, Piers Morgan welcomed Spike Lee to the program. After two years of Twitter and Madison Square Garden courtside banter, Morgan finally got the controversial director and filmmaker to sit in the "Piers Morgan Tonight" interviewee chair. Although Lee is most famous and lauded for tackling racial issues in his work, Lee emphasized "I don't think about race 24/7, 365."
"I know I have a reputation," said Lee. "But I'm always being put - not ganging on it, but I'm always being put in this position that I have to speak on race and I'm speaking on behalf of 45 million African-Americans, which is not the case for both of those."
Lee, a sports fanatic and New York Knicks devotee also talked about the controversy surrounding the former Knicks, now Houston Rockets, basketball player Jeremy Lin. A breakout star of last year's NBA season, Lin left New York for Houston after the Rockets outbid the Knicks for the point guard's contract. "I'm over it now," said Lee over his disappointment in losing Lin. "I just hope he's happy."
Regarding how he will treat Lin next season when the Rockets play in Madison Square Garden, Lee joked, "Well, he's got to have to come down the lane. I think he will be right there, and [I'll] say, how are you doing, Jeremy? Hey, I'm not - no blood, no foul, right?"
Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Lee talks about his new film "Red Hook Summer."
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