Posted by Royce Young
The Thunder bought out guard Nate Robinson before the season mainly because they had two solid point guards already with a rookie waiting as a third guy. Robinson wanted playing time and he wasn't going to get it. So he found a home with the Warriors and has fit in well.
Saturday night against the Thunder, Robinson definitely made some noise against a former team. First, he hit a 50-foot halfcourt shot. Then, he basically completely destroyed the lower half of the rookie the Thunder wanted to play instead of him.
Robinson said he understood the Thunder's position and claimed there were no hard feelings about it, but his little staredown of the Thunder bench after the halfcourt shot might suggest differently. Or it was just Nate Robinson being Nate Robinson.
But then again, the Thunder won 120-109 and Robinson finished with nine points on nine shots, which included a wild airball in the fourth quarter. Robinson's a microwave that can warm up and pour in points in a hurry, but he's always been a player that possessed more style than actual subtance. Still, the style in these two cases were pretty stylish.