Nate Robinson was outside the team hotel, but forgot both his ID and room key. The security man, looking at a midget claiming to be a member of the Boston Celtics, was not amused by the “fan” “pretending” to be a Celtic. (Boston Herald)
Said Robinson: “I turned to Paul (Pierce) and said, ‘C’mon, tell him I’m with the Celtics.’ And Paul said, ‘I don’t know you.’ The other guys were like, ‘Y’all got to do your job. Get him out of here.’
The security guard moved toward Robinson, ready to escort him away. Can you believe this 12-year old telling me he’s in the NBA?, he probably thought.
Finally, the other Celtics stopped with the little joke. “He was coming toward me,” Robinson explained, “and they all said, ‘No, no, no. He’s with us.’ ”
The security man had a funny joke played on him, but I couldn’t help but be truly envious of him: Since he didn’t know who Nate Robinson was, that means he mustn’t have watched this year’s dunk contest.