A very happy 55th birthday to Brooklyn’s own Spike Lee, filmmaker extraordinaire and Knicks fan non pareil. Oddly, today is also Mookie Blaylock’s birthday — is that where he got the name for his “Do The Right Thing” character?
What a long, strange trip it’s been for the Miami Heat. They won the title in 2006, got swept out in the first round in 2007, then just sort of existed in limbo until LeBron and company arrived last summer. You might not remember that Smush Parker played there, but Pat Riley probably does. Happy birthday Smush, wherever you are. (China, I think.)