Just when you thought the act of celebrities autographing other people had died forever, Nate Robinson comes in with a fresh shot of life.
The current free agent was hanging around an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets) when someone held out a baby for an autograph.
With enough sense to not let an infant go unsigned, Robinson grabbed a Sharpie and went to work, scribbling on the child’s back as the father watched on joyfully.
Would you let Nate Robinson sign your baby? Surveys say “yes.”
Don't even tell me if you had a baby you wouldn't let Nate Robinson sign it. Don't even.— Marissa Rubino (@MarissaRubino) July 19, 2013
While it’s unclear how the exchange went down, we can assume it went something like this:
Would you let Nate Robinson sign your child?
“Hey, Nate. Can I get your autograph?”
“Um, I don’t have a napkin or anything. Can you sign my kid?”
“You got it."
Still toeing the waters of free agency, there’s not much left for Nate the Great to do besides autograph children. His 2012-13 season with the Chicago Bulls ended with a flurry of explosive scoring and gritty displays of determination, but the minimum contract offer the franchise offered to keep him around has not been—and probably won’t be—accepted.
Other suitors haven’t been quick to pick up Robinson, leaving Nate fans around the NBA begging their teams to pick up the Mighty Mouse of combo guards.
.@ATLHawks please sign Nate Robinson...good scoring punch off the bench...he'll be a fan favorite— tameem badwan (@tameembadwan) July 19, 2013
i think the knicks need to sign nate robinson for 2 years or bulls need to resign him— #STANDUPGUY (@PROFESSOR_SAV) July 19, 2013
Somebody sign Nate Robinson. He’s a great baby-signer, but you should see him play basketball.
On Twitter, trying to get Nate Robinson to sign my forehead.