Ex-NBA guard Nate Robinson claims Larry Brown verbally bullied him
Former Knicks guard Nate Robinson opened up about dealing with depression while in the NBA and touched on a situation he had with former San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Larry Brown.
While Robinson was playing for New York, he claims Brown (who was the head coach of the Knicks at that time) verbally abused him calling him a profane name even after pleas from Nate for it to stop.
Via Bleacher Report:
“The NBA gave me my depression,” Robinson says. “I’ve never been a depressed person in my life.”
He opened up about struggles few knew about, like the time, he said, Brown allegedly referred to him daily as “the little s**t.” On another occasion, Robinson came into Brown’s office, crying, telling his coach to stop demeaning him. Ten minutes later, in front of the team, Brown called Robinson “the little s**t” again and shared that he had cried.
(When asked about the nature of these interactions, Brown said: “I don’t have any recollection. I don’t, I don’t know … I don’t know what I called him, to be honest with you. If I did that, shame on me. I would feel terrible about that. That’s not who I am, but I don’t want to dispute Nate.”)
Note the article does portray Nate as a very difficult player to deal with but if what he said is true, then Brown may need to make peace with Nate and ask for forgiveness.
And with mental health in the national spotlight with recent deaths of well-known celebrities and the NBA making efforts to help their players be mentally sound, hopefully Nate opening up about this incident can help heal him emotionally.