After beating the New York Knicks last week on November 29th, Denver Nuggets backup point guard Nate Robinson took to some harsh words for the officials when asked about a technical he was assessed that night. For some reason, Robinson feels as though the officials seem to be always after him.
“They hate me, they hate me,” Robinson said, according to The Denver Post. “I don’t know why, but it is what it is. I already know I’ve got the target on my back, but I’ll play through it. I don’t care. I really don’t. It doesn’t bother me none.”
Robinson is known for his energy that he brings off the bench, no matter where he’s played. He’s always been the guy to come off the bench and take shots regardless of the situation. He’s just that type of player. Many times, those shots drop and Robinson is a big reason his team has sparked a run in the past.
In 2013, Robinson is averaging over 10 points and nearly three assists in about 18 minutes per game. He’s been a great addition to an already-deep point guard depth chart featuring Ty Lawson and Andre Miller.
“If I get a call, I get a call. If I don’t, I don’t,” Robinson added. “If I get a tech, hopefully it’s not in the fourth quarter. Hopefully I don’t get any more. But I know I will. It’s nothing new for me.”
Well, after those words last week the league took notice and hit Robinson with a $25,000 fine. From the feel of the situation, Robinson probably doesn’t care much about that either. The way he sees it, there’s a target on his back that isn’t going anywhere soon.