It’s not often that you see former NBA basketball players make the transition to the boxing ring — but 36-year-old Nate Robinson took the chance, entering in his first professional fight against Jake Paul on Saturday.
Unfortunately, it didn’t end well for Nate, but it doesn’t mean he’s lost support.
In fact, on Sunday, world-renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. sent out a pretty encouraging message regarding Robinson, preaching unity and togetherness amid these crazy times.
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.
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Even as some accuse Mayweather of being hypocritical, he’s trying hard to deliver a positive message here.
For Robinson, it’s hard to say when, or if, we’ll ever see him in the rink again. But if he does, you can bet plenty of people will be right behind him.