Nate Robinson Arrest Causes Rubio Rumors to Gain Steam

Greg RiotAnalyst IAugust 19, 2009

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New York Knicks’ current starting guard, Nate Robinson, was arrested for having tinted windows.

Granted he probably was actually pulled for reckless driving, pleading to the cops that he couldn’t reach the brakes—“I left my lifts in my locker! I swear!” —Robinson was actually arrested for driving without a license.

It’s an incident in a long list of driving debacles for the undersized point man. His license was suspended in June 2009 for the fifth time.

The best part about this whole thing? Nate Robinson was driving with newly drafted Terrence Williams of the New Jersey Nets and both of these idiots decided to twitter about it…while they were pulled over.

Some highlights:

“Cops pulled me over cuz my windows were too dark (but my windows were down) lol how funny is that”

“Iam still pulled over and its been 35 min they have me sit in my truck like I dnt have s#*+2 do lol”

How great is technology? Not only do we get to hear what our favorite idiot sports heroes are doing on a daily basis, they have the gall to do it while they’re being arrested for driving around like overpaid drunks.

Robinson’s arrest, however, may be a threat to his contract extension. The little man is currently without a deal—though an $11 million offer from the Knicks was on the table.

The deal could be threatened with Robinson’s latest arrest, especially with D’Antoni and Donnie Walsh trying effortlessly to dispatch the “bad boy” attitude of the Knicks. Instead of spending money on Robinson, the Knicks may be better served by dealing for Timberwolves’ draft pick, Ricky Rubio.

The Timberwolves have been in quiet talks with a few teams to acquire assets and players for the Spanish sensation. The trade would involve Rubio going to New York for a few players to back-up the Wolves’ other draft pick, Johnny Flynn, while also giving the Wolves more draft picks to bolster their young lineup around Al Jefferson.

However, Rubio’s current contract with his Spanish club is a huge hindrance in any deal going down. It’s worth keeping tabs on however. The Knicks vehemently wanted Rubio, and now they have a chance to get him.

With Robinson acting like a moron behind the wheel, the Knicks may be driven to trade for a guy with a contract headache, as opposed to retaining a guy who’s just an off-court headache.