Pacers troll Spike Lee after they eliminate Knicks in Game 7

It was a total troll job.

While ESPN couldn’t resist showing superfan Spike Lee looking disappointed as his Knicks lost 130-109 to the Pacers in Game 7, Indiana University’s social media team I enjoyed watching the footage after the match.

A post from X on Sunday night, shortly after the Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, said the team gave the Knicks another shot at the deciding blow.

The video showed a sad look in Lee’s eyes as he sat in his seat with his hands on his face.

The broadcast announced that Lee won the game with just over five minutes left in the game, and the Knicks lost 116-102.

The clip was posted on social media with a shrugging emoji.

Spike Rees was frustrated after watching the Knicks lose to the Pacers in Game 7. ESPN

The Knicks lost Game 7 at Madison Square Garden, 130-109, ending a magical run for the Knicks as they sought to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2000.

With the Knicks and Rangers making the playoffs, many comparisons were made to 1994, when both teams advanced to their respective sports’ championship rounds.

Although the Rangers won the Stanley Cup that year and the Knicks lost to Houston in the finals, the Pacers and Lee played a major role in the story before and after reaching the 1994 playoffs.

The Knicks superfan became synonymous with the series against the Pacers when his Game 5 performance seemed to inspire Pacers star Reggie Miller with his continued trash talk.

Spike Lee reacts courtside during the Knicks’ Game 7 loss on Sunday. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post
Pacers forward Pascal Siakam, 43, and guard Andrew Nembhard, 2, celebrated with their teammates during the fourth quarter on Sunday. Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

Madison Square Garden offered home court advantage during this year’s series until Sunday, when the hard-hitting Knicks ran out of gas.

The team already has multiple injuries, including Jalen Brunson, who suffered a broken left hand during the loss.