‘Most Resilient Dude’: Stephen Curry Explains His Jab at Former Warriors Teammate Nate Robinson

Published 12/02/2020, 6:30 AM EST
NBA Player Steph Curry speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)


On November 29, three-time Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson lost by knockout to Youtuber Jake Paul in a much-awaited fight. The whole NBA community was rooting for Robinson, but was left disappointed after his loss. Robinson’s former teammate Stephen Curry took that opportunity to take a friendly swipe at him.

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Recently Curry made an appearance on The Daily Show where he explained this jab.

“I know one thing about Nate is, one, he can dish out the trash talk and he can take it,” Curry told host Trevor Noah. “I know based on how the whole match went, the whole event went – it wasn’t supposed to be that entertaining, but it was. But for Nate, he is the most resilient dude in the world. If there’s one person that I know that’s going to find that comeback type of situation. I don’t know if he’s gonna be back in the ring. But whatever he’s gonna do, he’s gonna be amazing. I’m betting on Nate. We can have as much fun on Twitter and throw jabs, no pun intended, but we can always know Nate’s gonna be in good shape.”

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Curry’s passion for golf is well known. With his upcoming Curry Brand, he plans to launch golf products as well. Recently when he went for a golfing competition with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and golfing legend Phil Mickelson, Curry was left embarrassed. He said, “When you cross over sports, I think we all have this irrational confidence… I did that in golf, I was over there embarrassing myself in front of Phil Mickelson for four hours on national TV. I kind of know that experience.”

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Robinson and Curry played together for the Warriors, back in 2011-12 when Curry was in his third season. They didn’t have any success on the court, but sharing a locker room made them good friends.

Curry has a come long way with the Warriors since then, guiding them to three titles and five Finals appearances. He is now up for another huge season where he will be the focal point of the Warriors’ offense in the absence of Klay Thompson. He will have to be at his best to take the Warriors to a deep playoff run.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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