Nate Robinson suffered a vicious knockout at the hands of Jake Paul on Saturday, and NBA stars couldn’t help but react to their fallen brother.
Robinson — who before the match said he was fighting for his brothers in the NBA — was beat handily and in humiliating fashion by the YouTube star. The three-time NBA Dunk Contest champion suffered two knockdowns in the first round alone before suffering another knockdown and eventual KO in the second.
In retrospect, maybe pitting the 5-9, 180-pound Robinson against the taller, heavier Paul wasn’t a good idea. While it was a scary moment as he lay prone on the canvas, NBA players couldn’t help but rag on him. That includes his one-time Warriors teammate Stephen Curry, who — after making sure Robinson was OK — dragged him after the loss.
In the end, Robinson’s claim the fight was for the culture and his NBA brethren backfired spectacularly; but it did result in some excellent Twitter reactions from the NBA stars:
That was no representation of the NBA Family lol
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) November 29, 2020
Damn Nate … “Down goes Frazier!”🤯😱
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) November 29, 2020
Nate still a 3x dunk champ……😬😥
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 29, 2020
Man respect to Nate for putting himself out there and trying✊🏾
— Paul Millsap (@Paulmillsap4) November 29, 2020