An early-season practice was over, but Nate Robinson wasn't yet finished with teammate Evan Fourier. He had points to make. Many more points to make. And he was making them in megaphone style. If you were in the gym, you were in earshot. If you were not Fournier, you were cracking up. If you were Fournier, eh, it wasn't as funny. But it was all Nate. Being Nate Robinson means being in perpetual motion. The jokes come at rapid-fire speed. The angst does too. It all leads to one of the unique experiences in the league — being a teammate, or coach, of Nate Robinson. What's it like having Nate Robinson on the basketball team? "Ah, I can't even answer that without laughing," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. Having Robinson around is a lot of things, a lot of very different things. A lot of very expected and unexpected things. A lot of very frustrating and funny things. In 2½ months, Nuggets players and coaches are getting the full, uncut version of the whirlwind of everything that is being in the same space as Nate Robinson. And they've loved nearly every minute of it. "It's never a dull moment," Nuggets guard Ty Lawson said. "On and off the court." In practice it's a constant stream of basketball-centric language, G-rated and not so G-rated. On the team bus or the charter plane (or train), it's a constant stream of anything.
"Ball of energy" Nate Robinson brings humor, laughter to his game
Denver Post | Dec 15