How the NY Knicks helped the Boston Celtics get to the NBA Finals

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 29, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 28:  Nate Robinson #4 of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Orlando Magic in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 28, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics own 96-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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It’s been a season of memorable highs and forgettable lows for one Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson.

After enjoying his best season in 2008-09, where he averaged 17.2 points and 4.1 assists per game and won his second Sprite Slam Dunk Championship, Robinson re-signed with the New York Knicks for one year and his star appeared to be on the rise.

But on December 1, 2009, Robinson’s world took a drastic turn for the worse when he became persona non grata in Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni’s playing rotation. The 25-year-old Robinson would not see a single minute of action for 14 consecutive games due to irreconcilable personality differences between player and coach.

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