Spike Lee: Best Seat In The House: A Basketball Memoir

  • Publish Date: 1997-05-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Spike Lee
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The game, the players, yesterday and today, along with on- and off-court anecdotes, engaging reminiscences, and controversial opinions, The Best Seat in the House shares with readers the memories of avid Knicks fan Spike Lee over the past three decades. of photos. This is filmmaker Spike Lee's reminiscences of his love affair with basketball (make that the New York Knicks), from the time he was a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York, to the present. While it's a kind of history of the game, from its long-ago status as a not-quite professional sport (which seems unbelievable in this day of multi-million-dollar salaries and prime time television exposure), it's also a very personal journey. Lee paints an evocative portrait of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1960s with his four brothers and sisters, remembers his high school years and time at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and his start as a filmmaker. Film fans will find a special treat in this book--Lee's account of the creation of the character Mars Blackmon, who appeared in She's Gotta Have It, and several commercials for Nike.

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