The NBA truly is where amazing happens. It seems like there isn’t a day without something extraordinary happening around the Association, even among retired players.
This time, Nate Robinson is the guy stealing all of the headlines. Nope, he wasn’t invited to join any team for the Orlando bubble (despite his countless attempts on social media). Instead, he’s going to be on television again but this time for boxing.
After months of back-and-forth between the former 3-time Slam Dunk contest winner and YouTube star Jake Paul in social media, the two have finally agreed on terms upon a boxing fight as an undercard for Mike Tyson’s much-anticipated return:
“Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul make it official: They tell me they will be fighting Sept. 12 as an undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in California,” Shams Charania reported.
Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul make it official: They tell me they will be fighting Sept. 12 as an undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in California. pic.twitter.com/ClEP64JZFp
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2020
Jake Paul had his first taste at boxing by knocking out fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib but he’ll have a much tougher time trying to deal with Nate, who always stood out from his super-human strength and freakish athleticism.
Robinson doesn’t have any kind of experience as a professional boxer whatsoever but he’s as jacked and vastly athletic, as he showed throughout his 11-year career in the NBA plus his football experience at the University of Washington.
Boxing enthusiasts won’t want to skip this fight. Not because of its quality but because of the guaranteed laughs Nate The Great and Jake Paul are about to give us. Honest to God, I would never, ever get on the ring vs. Nate Robinson. He’ll pay the price.