It’s hard not to roll my eyes, but in the way that you love a pug dog because it is unorthodoxly an object of worship, Nate Robinson draws in fans, regardless of sex.
But women have to fall in love with a 5’9″ little guy who won’t take no for an answer. Don’t interpret that the wrong way. It’s just that there’s something to be admired about a persistent man, and Nate has forged a career against expectations that his size and lack of ability to control his turnovers would land him out of the league.
Nate has made a career of chucking, and often making, big shots.
Sometimes he does it in garbage time. That’s just practice for when it does count, and Nate will always negatively alter the score for the winning team in garbage time. He manages to make blowouts look closer. That has to anger Bulls bettors in Vegas.
But beyond his spread-altering play, Nate offers a lot to a team. He’s exciting, and if you are a woman, go ahead and call him “adorable.”
It’s refreshing to see a little guy go against the odds, and we’re all reminded of the beloved Muggsy Bogues, who gave little guys everywhere a hope that they, too, could play at the highest level.
But we don’t all have 40-plus inch verticals, do we?