KNICKS: Sideshow Nate

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Mark

Scotch Plains, NJ

#1 Feb 8, 2007
Theres a better chance of Scott Laydon coming back to the Knicks than Nate Robinson has of ever "getting it".
Seattle T

United States

#2 Feb 8, 2007
We have enough problems in Seattle/Oklahoma City. The Knicks can keep him and I speak for all Seattle fans that can get beyond the fact that he grew up in this area.

I'm not against trading Rashard but not for an unproductive lump that shouldn't get off the bench.

I don't want to hear about "Nate just being Nate" in a Seattle uniform.

Now if you want to send Jamal Crawford back home.......
John Whitlock

Canada

#3 Feb 8, 2007
This is an excellent article and emphasizes the need for young NBA players to take the game seriously and prepare and practise in earnest.
I wonder what would transpire if Isiah took Nate Robinson aside and said "Look, you have tremendous, god-given physical talents, but you aren't using them for the benefit of yourself or the team. Unitl you improve your focus, eating habits and practice routine, you are hereby benched. Mardy Collins will get your minutes until you fulfil my expectations!!"
This "wake-up call" might hurt the Knicks slightly in the short-term, but could yield significant benefits in a few weeks.
Mexico Bob

United States

#4 Feb 8, 2007
Mr Hahn, your article about Nate is right on. In fact, I'm quite disappointed that I haven't seen any other reporters take Nate to task for his preparation.
I was at a Knicks pre-season game last season and arrived to the game early, anxious to get my first sighting of Nate with the Knicks. I was horrified as I watched him during shoot around throw up half court bombs and lazy stylized 3pointers all the while jabbering and joking around with any one of the court he could find. I mean this was only the second time this guy had donned an NBA jersey and he was acting more casual than Paris Hilton screwing for a camera!
And, like you said, it shows: everytime he drives down the lane lately he manages to lose the dribble or have the ball stripped (which should be almost impossible to do to someone his size) and he acts like going over a screen on the defense might cost him the year's supply of Snickers bars he's always carrying around.
I would love to see him apply himself because he could really be a force on both ends of the floor, but until he does he is a liability in the locker room and his casual energy will continue to negatively impact this team.
kenneth lamb

Englewood, CO

#5 Feb 8, 2007
umm yeah this article is completely false... I've gone to 10 knick games this year and I go about an hour and a half early. I see nate doing his pre-game routine. He sprints up and down the court and shoots jumpers.. he was actually out there before stephon was so I think you should get your facts straight. Nates antics is what makes Nate, Nate. If he wasn't full of himself and didn't have his swagger, at his height he could not be the same player.
Tyler

Bellevue, WA

#6 Feb 8, 2007
you're kidding right? Trade Nate for Rashard Lewis? Like Seattle would trade an All-star forward entering his prime for an undersized backup shooting guard?
pull your head out, pal
Mr Baker

Renton, WA

#7 Feb 8, 2007
"would Thomas consider sending Robinson home to Seattle in a package for, say, forward Rashard Lewis?"
Thomas might consider that but let me help you with the other side of that proposal. NO! Are you a complete idiot? Rashard Lewis was having an All Star year prior to a hand injury (he'll return to play this weekend), Nate Robinson can't get off his own bench.
I really can't think of a Knick that I would take back in exchange for Lewis, either because of the contracts they have, or the flat out lack of talent.
American Idol

Bronx, NY

#8 Feb 8, 2007
Mark wrote:
Theres a better chance of Scott Laydon coming back to the Knicks than Nate Robinson has of ever "getting it".
You speak blasphemy. Mr. Little Nate is #1 in my book. He can slam over Yao.
Jumpin Jack Flash

Bronx, NY

#9 Feb 8, 2007
Nate Robinson will lead the Knicks to the promised land. His superior skills will dominate the rest of the NBA. Surely, we must clone this fellow and play him at all five positions.
Maria the Waitress

Bronx, NY

#10 Feb 8, 2007
A "sideshow". This shows complete lack of knowledge of the game of basketball. Let me tell you this.. and listen up good, Mr. Lil Nate is the greatest player in the history of the game, bar none. He would score 30 points a game and pull down 12 rebounds if that bozo coach gave him the minutes. I mean, Larry Bird has nothing on this man. How can anyone of sane mind disagree?
Captain Woofy Dawg

Bronx, NY

#11 Feb 8, 2007
Tyler wrote:
you're kidding right? Trade Nate for Rashard Lewis? Like Seattle would trade an All-star forward entering his prime for an undersized backup shooting guard?
pull your head out, pal
Rashard cannot shine Lil Nate's $15 "Starbury" sneakers. I would not trade Lil Nate for Dwayne Wade. No sir. I would not. Nope.
Intergallactic Pencil

Bronx, NY

#12 Feb 8, 2007
Mexico Bob wrote:
Mr Hahn, your article about Nate is right on. In fact, I'm quite disappointed that I haven't seen any other reporters take Nate to task for his preparation.
I was at a Knicks pre-season game last season and arrived to the game early, anxious to get my first sighting of Nate with the Knicks. I was horrified as I watched him during shoot around throw up half court bombs and lazy stylized 3pointers all the while jabbering and joking around with any one of the court he could find. I mean this was only the second time this guy had donned an NBA jersey and he was acting more casual than Paris Hilton screwing for a camera!
And, like you said, it shows: everytime he drives down the lane lately he manages to lose the dribble or have the ball stripped (which should be almost impossible to do to someone his size) and he acts like going over a screen on the defense might cost him the year's supply of Snickers bars he's always carrying around.
I would love to see him apply himself because he could really be a force on both ends of the floor, but until he does he is a liability in the locker room and his casual energy will continue to negatively impact this team.
Lil Nate is a tremendous asset. Your comments, while highly literate, are erroneous, I am afraid. Lil Nate has and always will be the greatest force in the game. I forgive you for your lack of insight.
Vanilla Lice

Bronx, NY

#13 Feb 8, 2007
Hey everybody, let's give it up for LIL NATE !!!!
DJ Jazzy Modem

Bronx, NY

#14 Feb 8, 2007
Lil Nate intimidates Carmello Anthony.
Lil Nate

Bronx, NY

#15 Feb 8, 2007
John Whitlock wrote:
This is an excellent article and emphasizes the need for young NBA players to take the game seriously and prepare and practise in earnest.
I wonder what would transpire if Isiah took Nate Robinson aside and said "Look, you have tremendous, god-given physical talents, but you aren't using them for the benefit of yourself or the team. Unitl you improve your focus, eating habits and practice routine, you are hereby benched. Mardy Collins will get your minutes until you fulfil my expectations!!"
This "wake-up call" might hurt the Knicks slightly in the short-term, but could yield significant benefits in a few weeks.
My eating habits are just fine, thank you.
Ned the Usher

Bronx, NY

#16 Feb 8, 2007
I am an usher at MSG. I have witnessed many "closed door" Knick practices. In each and every one, Little Nate Robinson is unstoppable. I saw him slam over Eddie "big boy" Curry at least ten times. He faked out Starbury so many times with his earl the pear spin move - I can't even remember how many. Lil Nate is a force to be reckoned with. They must form the team around him. That is the problem. Let him freestyle and they will win and win often.
Old School

Bronx, NY

#17 Feb 8, 2007
Lil Nate cannot and will not be denied. Not today, not any day. He is a master of his craft. His on the court wizardry is something to appreciate and savor, like a 1955 Chateau Margaux.
dustybaker

Okahumpka, FL

#18 Feb 8, 2007
None of this makes any sense. Even if Seattle was willing to part with Lewis, the trade couldn't happen without NY packaging another player in the deal. The only players that could be packaged would be Crawford, Richardson, or Malik Rose. I really don't see any reason why either team would want to make a deal like this..
wake up

United States

#19 Feb 9, 2007
Old School wrote:
Lil Nate cannot and will not be denied. Not today, not any day. He is a master of his craft. His on the court wizardry is something to appreciate and savor, like a 1955 Chateau Margaux.
...you must like turnovers and street ball...highly entertaining but not conducive to winning
kenneth lamb

Englewood, CO

#20 Feb 9, 2007
i completey agree with maria the waitress. Larry Brown let nate play two games that he played like 35 minutes. Both those games he had over 30 pts. Nates the man and everyone whose not stuck up knows it.

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