‘Are You Seeing This?’ – Heat’s Duncan Robinson Shares Hilarious Reaction from His Mother to Trade Rumors About Him

Published 01/14/2021, 10:00 AM EST
Jan 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) attempts a three point shot on Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Duncan Robinson arrived on the scene last season. After playing in the G league for one year, Robinson got his chance to play for the Miami Heat. And he did not disappoint at all. Robinson proved himself to be one of the elite three-point players in the NBA. His performances were crucial to the Heat reaching the NBA Finals in the Orland Bubble.

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Robinson’s mom worried about trade rumors

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Duncan Robinson spoke on JJ Reddick’s podcast recently. He shared a funny story about his mother reacting to seeing his name in trade rumors. Robinson revealed that his mother is subscribed to an unofficial discussion thread app about the Miami Heat. She often panics when she sees his name mentioned in potential trade rumors and packages.

Robinson said, “The one thing that has been kind of dangerous about the trade rumors is that my mom, who struggles with technology in general. I love her, obviously. But like she has some Heat app…Like I don’t even know what app it is. It’s like not an official app. It’s like some blog or whatever. And she just gets all the updates pinged right to her phone, and occasionally it’ll boil over.”

Duncan Robinson unfazed by trade rumors

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Robinson noted that his mom would try not to panic and ask him about it. However, she couldn’t contain her worry and would ask him if the rumors were true and if she needed to be worried. He would calm her down by saying that she shouldn’t believe what she reads and that he would tell her if there was any truth to it.

Jan 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) defends Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson added, “And she’s like, ‘No, I’m not going to talk to Duncan about this…’ And then all of a sudden, ‘It’s like it has gone too far,’ and there’s some reliable — quote, unquote — source who says that I’m like in the mix and then she calls me and be like, ‘Are you seeing this? Is everything OK? Do I need to do anything?’ And, I’m like, ‘Just don’t listen. If you hear anything, hear it from me’.”

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Duncan Robinson has been a revelation for the Heat. And it appears as though the team has ruled out trading him for the time being. But if the Heat does choose to cash in on his value, they could get a good return for a shooter of his skill.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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