'No Black NBA player should make a mockery' of Nate Robinson after his knockout loss, Floyd Mayweather said
- Floyd Mayweather has called on Black entertainers and Black athletes to stop mocking Nate Robinson after the former three-time slam dunk champ was knocked out Saturday.
- The YouTube creator Jake Paul brutally beat Robinson during a behind-closed-doors boxing event which was headlined by the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition.
- Popular NBA players like Steph Curry and Joel Embiid appeared to troll Robinson on Twitter.
- "No Black athletes or Black entertainers, especially Black NBA players, should make a mockery out of you," Mayweather told Robinson.
Floyd Mayweather said "Black entertainers, Black athletes, and especially Black NBA players," should not be mocking Nate Robinson right now.
"Nate, I'm proud of you, and I will always stand behind all my brothers," Mayweather said on Instagram. "I will never kick my brother when he's down."The three-time NBA slam dunk champion Robinson suffered a brutal, second-round knockout loss to the YouTube creator Jake Paul in a cruiserweight match Saturday in Los Angeles.
Paul landed just eight punches in total, flooring Robinson in the first round, and twice in the second.The final blows, a two-punch combo including a left hook and overhand right, left Robinson face-down and motionless on the canvas for an uncomfortable amount of time.
It was not long before the NBA world began trolling Robinson on Twitter.Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry publicly messaged Robinson to say he'd shocked the world with how bad he performed, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid tweeted: "Night, night."But Mayweather, a retired boxer who finished his career having never been punched onto his back, said people should be supporting Robinson rather than berating him.
"It's ok for people to voice their opinions on social media, but no Black athletes or Black entertainers, especially Black NBA players, should make a mockery out of you," he said.
Mayweather added a "sidenote" which said: "The times I've had issues with another brother was when they came at me first. I was defending myself."He finished: "We are supposed to all stand with each other through the good, bad, and ugly. I'm here to uplift you and let you know we all love you.
"I congratulate you for just making an effort."
Read more:Mike Tyson smoked a joint before the Roy Jones Jr. exhibition, threw 193 punches in 16 minutes, and said he'd do it all again
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