Former NBA star Nate Robinson is keeping his head up. The basketball player turned boxer has come forward to reveal everyone reaching out to him following an in-ring defeat at the hands of YouTube personality Jake Paul.
Nate Robinson’s Celebrity Friends
The former New York Knicks star went to his Instagram page to deliver a huge shout-out to some notable past and present stars. Robinson name-dropped a bunch of athletes who hit him up after his loss.
“I need to thank all my brothers for the support! There are too many to name, and IG only lets me choose 10 pics..but I’ve seen every one of you. HUGE shout out to my brother KG for being there, and all of y’all that have reached out to me PERSONALLY…Mike Bibby, Carlos Arroyo, Bonzi Wells, Malik Rose, everyone in these pics, etc. It means the world and we’re gonna come back even better. #holdat“
Robinson made things a little more personal by sharing an unforgettable scene from 1990’s movie Friday and relating it to his situation.
“Put that gun down son, get knocked out like your father used to. Great souls are grown through storms of struggles and seasons of suffering. #holdat”
Floyd Mayweather Defends Nate Robinson
This weekend, undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. went to his Instagram page to share a throwback shot of himself posted up alongside Nate. Floyd also acknowledged social media’s wrath against Robinson following his Saturday night bout.
“Nate, I’m proud of you and I will always stand behind all my brothers. I will never kick my brother when he’s down. It’s ok for people to voice their opinions on social media, but no black athletes or black entertainers, especially black NBA players should make a mockery out of you. We are supposed to all stand with each other through the good, bad and ugly. I’m here to uplift you and let you know we all love you and congratulate you for just making an effort. SIDENOTE: The times I’ve had issues with another brother is when they came at me first. I was just defending myself.” -Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Instagram
“🐐” -Nate Robinson
“That’s right most these mother f*ckers wouldn’t have the heart to walk in a ring let alone in front of the world 🙏🏽” -Fat Joe
Internet Trolls Nate Robinson
Social media has not held back on going off on Robinson. Memes have ranged from Nate’s now-infamous knockout posture to moments after the fight ended.
“@naterobinson still sleep? 🤔”
Hip-Hop Reacts To Huge Defeat
Some of the biggest names in the music biz have reacted to the huge blow. Most rap artists admitted being in shock over the knockout.
“Nha Who Authorized Dat… Dat Was Crazy.. SMH…We still love u kid 🤦🏾♂️💯✔️” -Juelz Santana’s Instagram
“Damnnnnnnnn son” -Safaree