Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/12/12
Old rivalries die hard. That’s the case between director Spike Lee and former Indiana Pacers guard Mark Jackson, who is the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Lee, a well-known New York Knicks fan, texted Jackson recently to thank him for cutting guard Jeremy Lin, who has taken the NBA by storm with his recent play. Lin has sparked the Knicks to a five-game winning streak, averaging just under 27 points per game during that span.

“I got a text message from Spike Lee this morning,” Jackson told CSNBayArea.com Saturday. “I had nothing to do with Jeremy Lin. I never saw him do a layup. So for the people … stop asking me. He never practiced for us so leave me out of it.”

Lee and Jackson constantly butted heads when the former Knicks guard joined the Pacers in the early 1990’s and was at the center of the teams’ Eastern Conference playoff wars.
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