On “Spike Lee’s Best Seat in the House,” renowned filmmaker will discuss the racially discriminating comments made by Donald Sterling and the decision by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to ban the Los Angeles Clippers owner
Lee is scheduled to be joined by former NBA executive Stu Jackson, former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd and others
NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 –SiriusXM today announced that renowned filmmaker Spike Lee will host a special two-hour edition of his SiriusXM NBA Radio show today, May 1 (5:00-7:00 pm ET) that will examine the racially discriminating comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the latest high-profile dialogue on race in America.
SiriusXM NBA Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on channel 217.
On the program, Spike will share his thoughts on Sterling’s comments and the reaction within the NBA and throughout society as a whole. On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league has banned Sterling for life, and that he would urge the other owners to vote to force Sterling to sell his ownership interest in the Clippers.
“I’m looking forward to this special show,” said Spike. “We will dissect the whole Donald Sterling saga for our SiriusXM NBA Radio listeners. Also, we will talk about where do we go from here?”
Guests scheduled to join Spike on air to discuss the matter include former NBA executive vice president of operations and current NBA TV analyst Stu Jackson; former NBA head coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy; Hall of Famer Rick Barry; two-time All-Star Larry Johnson; former Los Angeles Lakers All-Star AC Green; National Basketball Players Association first vice president Roger Mason, Jr.; and Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA.
As a groundbreaking Writer, Director, Producer, Author and Educator, Spike’s body of work includes many films that address the issue of race relations in America. Under the banner of his company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Lee has produced critical and box office hits. These include his 1989 Film Do the Right Thing, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film and Best Director Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. His epic drama Malcolm X received two Academy Award nominations and his documentary 4 Little Girls, about the murder of four African-American girls in the bombing of a church in Alabama in 1963, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.