One of the greatest visual minds and storytellers of our day, the originator of Jesus Shuttlesworth, Mars Blackmon, and countless others, took home the oddly-enigmatic golden Oscar for his role in creating the best adapted screenplay of 2018: BlacKkKlansman. More importantly though, he doesn’t want a W to get in the way of the Knicks’ master plan.

Rejoice! This picture was snapped after everyone’s favorite Big Kahuna Cheeseburger-chewing actor presented the award to Spike Lee. It’s beautiful, it’s lovely, it’s how most best-friends greet each other at the neighborhood bar the night before Thanksgiving after being separated for the first semester of college.

Prior to this, Samuel L. Jackson went off script to let Spike Lee (who has owned Knicks season tickets since 1985) know they had won in the Garden for the first time in almost two months.

18 consecutive losses at home.

Spike Lee gives the fans a quick laugh and immediately goes back to kissing that incredible chain for good luck from the gods.

Celebrate here? Not quite, not as he was reminded that his boys can’t even effectively execute a WWll-style tank job. Busted shoes or not, the whole world wants Duke’s Zion Williamson with the No.1 overall pick in this years draft, and the Knicks are more than a possible landing spot; they’re almost a lock. A lock for the best odds in the draft only as long as they keep losing.

While the world might have expected the fanatic Knick’s court-side staple to be elated over a win and the end of a two-month skid, he knows this only means there is that much less of a chance that the orange and blue land the outer-world talent that is Zion Williamson.

The Knicks have been jockeying with the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers for the overall worst record in the league for most of the season. Any late collapse (and by collapse I mean win) could jeopardize the chances for New York to bring home the No.1 pick.

All things considered, we’re mostly happy for Spike. Happier than he was for his Knicks at least. While his fandom was slightly tested that night, I say he passed with flying colors. He has my influential vote to represent the Knicks on lottery night wearing the same kicks he did Oscar night. That good luck counts for something…

After all, “It’s gotta be the shoes.”