Spike Lee Mike Tyson*Spike Lee defended his friend Mike Tyson who reporters showed no love to during a press conference a while back.

When Lee and Tyson arrived at the Television Critics Association conference, all of the reporters failed to applaud their entrance.

“No one clapped upon their entrance and Lee scolded reporters,” a spy told Page Six. “He told them, ‘Usually when the heavyweight champion of the world enters the room, people applaud.’ ”

Lee started clapping, and the room followed. Tyson broke the ice by joking, “There’s no way I’m Charles Manson … but I’m never going to be a Mother Teresa, either.”