Calvin Klein had to be escorted back to his seat by security guards after he attempted to chat with a player on a basketball court - in the middle of a game.

NEW YORK KNICKS player LATRELL SPREWELL was about to inbound the basketball just before the end of Monday night's (24MAR03) game against the TORONTO RAPTORS when the acclaimed fashion designer got up from his courtside seat at New York's Madison Square Garden and approached him.

Klein then grabbed Sprewell by the arm and struck up a conversation with him.

Sprewell says, "I wasn't nervous. I was a little surprised, like, 'Is security going to come over here at some point or what?' I didn't know that was him."

Security eventually approached Klein, 60, and ushered him back to his seat. After he sat back down, he yelled, 'Sprewell!"

Sprewell says he couldn't understand what Klein said to him.