J.R. Smith reacts to Nate Robinson getting knocked out by Jake Paul

1 Min Read

On Saturday, former NBA player and Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson stepped into the boxing ring against YouTube star Jake Paul – and got knocked out.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith reacted on social media to the celebrity boxing match.

The Smith-Paul bout served as the undercard to the main fight, which features the legendary Mike Tyson, who is now 54 years of age, taking on Roy Jones Jr.

In his past life, Robinson was known as a spark plug off the bench for several NBA teams. Although he stood at a petite 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, he had a knack for bringing energy and offensive pop into the game.

He played 11 seasons in the league and averaged 11.0 points a game for his career.

Robinson’s zenith may have been in the 2009-10 season when he was a key reserve for a Boston Celtics team that came within a fingernail of winning the NBA championship.

Share This Article
Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and has seen the Cavs go from NBA laughingstocks, to contenders, back to laughingstocks and finally world champions. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.