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#1 LD2k

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Posted January 26, 2009 - 05:54 PM

Saturday, New York's Nate Robinson saluted before taking his first free throws. Seems he was proving his identity to a Call of Duty: World at War player he'd faced earlier this week.

Inside Hoops, a comprehensive site covering just about everything in the NBA, reports the item. But there's no video or audio of this. But according to it, announcer Al Trautwig on the Madison Square Garden network said that Robinson's salute before shooting two in the second quarter against the Sixers was to tell a fellow CoD:WaW player that he had been gaming with the 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Champion.

Robinson's talked about his love of video games before. Robinson's also said before that nobody believes him when he tells his opponents/teammates who he is.

"When I tell people I’m Nate Robinson from the Knicks they’re like, ‘Yeah, right. Get out of here!’ They don’t believe me. And I’m like what do I have to do to make you believe me? And I end up naming my whole team, naming their kids, everything."

So the last guy he faced apparently said, prove it, and the two came up with that salute as a way to do it. He hit both free throws, by the way, and led the Knicks with 26 points in the loss at Philadelphia.

Again, no video of this yet. But lots of commenters are saying they heard the same thing, and Robinson's bonafides as a gamer are known. Nice gesture, Nate.


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Posted January 26, 2009 - 06:55 PM

Haha I bet the guy that questioned him is all like "Oh my God, I just played with Nate Robinson!" :lol:
Man, they need to get a video of this.

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Posted January 26, 2009 - 08:07 PM

Not surprising at an nba player being a gamer anyway...jeez.




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Posted January 26, 2009 - 09:30 PM

Not surprising at an nba player being a gamer anyway...jeez.

Yea but how many people would actually believe it if someone told you they were a celebrity? Unless you know their player ID or know their voice extremely well, then there's really no way to know if they are lying or not. People say a lot of things over Xbox live or PSN, and I'm sure impersonating celebrities is common. It's cool that he acknowledged the dude. Really cool.

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Posted January 27, 2009 - 07:40 AM

Yea but how many people would actually believe it if someone told you they were a celebrity? Unless you know their player ID or know their voice extremely well, then there's really no way to know if they are lying or not. People say a lot of things over Xbox live or PSN, and I'm sure impersonating celebrities is common. It's cool that he acknowledged the dude. Really cool.


I would probably ask for specifics...somewhat...:P




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Posted January 27, 2009 - 07:23 PM

what's his gamer id

I'd plow Vanessa Bryant.


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Posted January 27, 2009 - 08:07 PM

Agreed. I wanna add him. fast.

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Posted January 28, 2009 - 10:12 PM

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Posted February 01, 2009 - 12:33 AM

I'm waiting for him to put his gamer tag out like Arenas did, but he probably likes trying to convince people its him. Nasty Nate FTW.

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