Former NBA star Nate Robinson braved his chances against Jake Paul inside a boxing ring but suffered a brutal knockout against the internet star. The ex-Knicks player laid motionless after receiving a deadly right hook and his former colleagues from the association were quick to register their comments on the fight.
It took Paul just two rounds to get the better of Robinson on the night. The pair starred in the co-main event of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. bout. However, the fight didn’t take long as Paul taught Robinson a valuable lesson when they stepped onto the canvas.
Paul held a worthy height advantage and made his return to pro-boxing for the first time since January. He’s now 2-0 in his career and wants to fully commit to getting better at the sport.
Robinson on the other hand succumbed to a miserable loss due to inadequate training ahead of the fight. The sequence in which Jake Paul knocked him out is quite vicious as Robinson went down cold after receiving a hook to the face.
It wasn’t the perfect debut for Nate Robinson in his boxing career. The 5’9” fighter called out Paul this August, and the fight just may have taken place too soon. Nonetheless, the internet jumped in to put forth their reactions and NBA players joined the bandwagon too. But let us first take a look at what Stephen A. Smith tweeted!
For starters, Sixers’ big man Joel Embiid posted a quick tweet to Robinson after the loss, wishing him a good night’s sleep after taking the killer blow!
Bradley Beal was recently trolled on Twitter as a photo series of him lying on the court went viral. However, he re-shared the same to use it as a trolling weapon against Robinson.
Former Lakers shooting guard Nick Young posted a brutal option after the fight. He critiqued him on behalf of the NBA and wrote, “That was no representation of the NBA Family lol.”
The man responsible for making the finger wag famous, Dikembe Mutumbo felt worried by Robinson’s loss and expressed his emotions through an emoji.
Former NBA star Marreese Speights was one of the few to appreciate and respect Nate Robinson to have ventured into a new world of sport following basketball.
Blazers’ CJ McCollum followed in the same direction as Speights. He appreciated the fighting spirit in Robinson, despite being a rookie in the ring.
Moreover, Bulls’ forward Thaddeus Young published a dramatic commentary of Nate Robinson going down. He added a hilarious take to it by writing “Down goes Frazier” a memorable call made by Howard Cosell during the George Foreman versus Joe Frazier fight in 1973.
Minnesota’s Evan Turner got into the act and sent out a message to Jake Paul after the fight! The 32-year-old mentioned his interest in entering a fight with the 23-year-old YouTuber!
J.R. Smith reacted to the fight as well, but he didn’t mention Robinson in his tweet. He commented on Jake Paul’s clinical effort and hailed him for breaking no sweat during the fight.
It was indeed a shame that Robinson was knocked out early in the second round. The fight could have lasted a while, but inexperience handed him the defeat. The NBA community-backed Robinson after the loss and the 36-year-old posted a message to inform fans that he’s doing all right.
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