Nick Young roasts Gilbert Arenas in comments of emotional Nate Robinson post
Nick Young has no chill. After Gilbert Arenas posted a heartfelt message to Nate Robinson to inspire him to get back to work and keep working at boxing for a rematch with Jake Paul following Robinson’s knockout loss to the YouTube star, Young replied to the message by calling out Arenas for the two free throws he missed in Game Six of the first round of the 2006 NBA Playoffs and his not bouncing back from it since.
— JaVale McGoat (@lakeshow_wess) November 30, 2020
The infamous moment that Nick Young is referring to, which Arenas clarified in a Reddit thread in 2018, was one of the defining moments of that playoff run, which was LeBron James’ first playoff appearance in his career. In the Reddit thread Arenas claimed LeBron told him that if he didn’t make this free throw he knows LeBron will make his shot.
“If you miss these you know who’s going to make it”
Ironically it wasn’t LeBron who made the last shot. Rather James, always the facilitator, passed it to Damon Jones.
LeBron and the Cavaliers would lose in the next round to the Detroit Pistons.
While Arenas message was a good and uplifting one, the bout against Jake Paul may end up being Nate Robinson’s only boxing match of his career.
The bout between Paul and Robinson was the primary undercard fight on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr card. Those two ended up going eight rounds to a draw.
Robinson was dominated throughout the fight, getting knocked down three times- once in the first round and twice in the second round before staying down.