A number of NBA gamers have been excited to see one among their very own enter the boxing ring Saturday night time. Three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson went up in opposition to YouTube star Jake Paul — critically, it was a factor that occurred — however sadly for the basketball group, Paul ended the bout relatively rapidly.
Robinson hit the canvas arduous in Spherical 2 after Paul dropped him with a vicious overhand proper. Paul’s knockout punch electrified Twitter and offered loads of meme gas for the lots.
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry could not resist becoming a member of in on the enjoyable. Curry had tweeted out his help for Robinson earlier than the occasion, and Robinson instructed Curry that he was going to “shock the world.” That opened the door for this unimaginable post-fight response.
In an interview with “The Day by day Present” host Trevor Noah, Curry, who has performed each with and in opposition to Robinson throughout his profession, defined that the net back-and-forth with Robinson was merely good-natured ribbing.
“I do know one factor about Nate is, one, he can dish out the trash discuss and he can take it,” Curry mentioned. “I do know primarily based on how the entire match went, the entire occasion went — it wasn’t presupposed to be that entertaining, however it was — however for Nate, he’s probably the most resilient dude on this planet. If there’s one individual that I do know that is going to seek out that comeback sort of scenario — I do not know if he is gonna be again within the ring — however no matter he is gonna do, he is gonna be superb. I am betting on Nate.
“We are able to have as a lot enjoyable on Twitter and throw jabs, no pun supposed, however we will all the time know Nate’s gonna be in good condition.”
Curry additionally famous that Robinson wasn’t alone in going viral over the weekend for all of the flawed causes. Curry admitted that dropping to Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley in The Match 3 “damage,” and he needed to discover a solution to redeem himself.
“Whenever you cross over sports activities, I feel all of us have this irrational confidence, and I really like that about simply athletes on the whole,” Curry mentioned. “I did that in golf. I used to be over there embarrassing myself in entrance of Phil Mickelson for 4 hours on nationwide TV. I type of know that have.”
Nonetheless, Curry did not go as far as to say his loss was worse than Robinson’s.
“I did not get bodily harmed,” Curry mentioned. “We all know that.”
You’ll be able to watch Curry’s full interview with Noah under.