Nate Robinson was thrown into a last-minute trade on Thursday as the Boston Celtics sent Robinson and Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. Robinson is Seattle basketball in many ways, representing his city both as a Washington Husky and while in the NBA. So seeing Robinson head to Oklahoma City, the franchise stolen away from Seattle, has to be a bit of a shock for Seattlites, and probably isn't sitting well with Robinson.
He didn't say much, but Robinson took to Twitter to give his reaction to the trade.
All I can say is wowzers
That about sums it up.
Robinson saw his name floated in other rumors ahead of the trade deadline, but Oklahoma City? Sure, the NBA is a business, but this can't sit well with Robinson, who's spent his entire career playing in either New York or Boston. He loved it in Boston, getting along well with his teammates while providing a spark.
Yet now, Robinson heads to Oklahoma City, the team he watched growing up in Seattle under a different name. It's unlikely he cares about the name on the jersey now, but fans in Seattle do. It's a dilemma, and a hard one at that. Root for Nate or root against that name across the front of his jersey?
Just another reason to hate the NBA.