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Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 with Nuggets to honor Lionel Messi

Jul 29, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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In case you needed a reminder that Barcelona’s goal scoring machine Lionel Messi is the most famous athlete in the world…

Nate Robinson — not usually the name that first comes to mind when you think of when you say “NBA soccer fan” — will honor Messi by wearing his No. 10 in Denver.

That’s what the guard told the Denver Stiffs blog.

I’m going to change it up and wear No. 10. I’m going to wear it for [Lionel] Messi, that’s my favorite soccer player. I’ve been playing a lot of FIFA lately and watching the games. He’s the best little guy to do it and I’ve got to be the best little guy to do it at No. 10 in the NBA. That’s my goal.

Nate Robinson off the bench behind Ty Lawson is going to be a strong 1-2 punch in Denver at the one spot. How the team adapts to the loss of Andre Iguodala remains to be seen but Denver certainly is going to be entertaining. And they’ll win a fair amount of games.

  1. legend30 - Jul 29, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Bulls are going to regret letting him go. Can’t replace that energy off that bench.

  2. senorpapino - Jul 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    “I’ve been playing a lot of FIFA”

    Haha great reason to pick his number.

    • elcapitanfiscal - Jul 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      I doubt he can name more than 5 soccer players haha..

      Messi is only on he needs to know though

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Probably still a better reason than MWP picking 37 to honor Jacko though!

  3. ss3walkman - Jul 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Andre Miller with a crowbar to Nates knee to secure back up point guard duties

  4. creek0512 - Jul 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    And Messi wears #10 because Pele did. Pele wore #10 because it was randomly assigned to him.

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