Floyd Mayweather goes off on Black NBA players for making fun of Nate Robinson

Robert Marvi
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On Saturday, former NBA player Nate Robinson stepped into the boxing ring for a bout against YouTube star Jake Paul, only to get knocked out.

Some current NBA players made fun of Robinson as a result, but legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. urged Black NBA players to lay off Robinson and band together as a race.


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At just 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Robinson is far from an imposing figure, yet as an NBA player, he made up for what he lacked in size with his energy and chutzpah.

He played 11 seasons in the league and made a name for himself as a spark plug off the bench.

Robinson’s boxing match with Paul served as the undercard for the much-anticipated return of Mike Tyson, who took on Roy Jones Jr.

The bout between Tyson and Jones ended up in a split draw.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA and NFL fan since he was a little kid in the mid-'90s, and he has always loved soaking up knowledge about both leagues and their respective histories. He feels strongly that sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.