2010 NBA Finals Appearance Is No Small Feat for Celtics’ Nate Robinson

June 4th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

Six months ago, if anyone had predicted Nate Robinson would be playing in the NBA Finals, there’s a good chance they would be considered crazy.

"Good things happen to people who wait."

 That was Robinson’s simple statement on January 1st , after erupting for 41 points and leading the Knicks (his team at the time) to a victory over the Hawks. Before entering that game, Robinson was benched for 14 straight games because of what Coach Mike D’Antoni referred to as disciplinary reasons.

As a Knick, Robinson was known for his electrifying yet often erratic style of play. A lightning bolt off the bench for four and a half seasons, he knew how to work the passionate Madison Square Garden and get them on their feet, often cheering for a Knicks squad with little promise.

His prolonged benching was no doubt a result of his loose style of play, as Robinson would play uncontrollably. The icing on the cake came when Robinson took a shot on the opposing team’s basket during a Knicks-Nets m ...

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