Famed actor Samuel L. Jackson is known for his communication skills, as well as his witty sense of humor.
Both of those assets were on display Sunday night, when he presented an award on stage at the Oscars. And, as usual, he stole the show with his wit and charm. Jackson managed to work in a joke about the Knicks before presenting the award, and it was pretty funny. He delivered the joke by addressing Knicks superfan Spike Lee, who was seated in the audience.
“Spike, so glad you’re sitting down,” Jackson began. “After 18 consecutive home losses, the Knicks won tonight. I repeat, the Knicks won tonight!”
Lee’s response was just as good.
“We’re trying to tank!” he appeared to say.
That was just one of many funny moments at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. As for the Knicks, they did manage to defeat the Spurs at Madison Square Garden, 130-118.