In case you're new to this whole basketball scene, film director Spike Lee is a long-suffering New York Knicks fan. The franchise has a history of dysfunction, which is usually showcased on NBA Draft night in a typical year. However, this time was different. There were no surprises, as the Knicks selected Duke shooting guard RJ Barrett with the third overall pick, and Lee was live at the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn to celebrate unconditionally,.
That is years of frustration being released all at once.
While Zion Williamson was the best prospect in this year's draft, Barrett is viewed by many experts as perhaps the most NBA-ready of the 2019 draft class on day one. The Knicks didn't overthink it (for once), and took the right guy, and Spike Lee approves.