For Knick fans antsy for any news on free agency, today brings them a story even they would rather not hear. According to multiple sources, Nate Robinson was arrested last night for driving without a license. The Daily News reported that the Knick guard was pulled over for driving without a seat belt, and that they had found his license had been suspended.
Additionally Robinson was twittering during the encounter saying: “Cops pulled me over cuz my windows were 2 dark (but my windows were down) lol how funny is that,” AND later “I am still pulled over and its been 35 min they have me sit in my truck like i dnt have s#* 2 do lol.”
Compared to other detain worthy offenses, this ranks about a 1 out of 5. Consider that Robinson was not arrested for driving while intoxicated, possession of drugs, or dui manslaughter. However what’s damaging to Robinson is the timing and twittering of the event. The diminutive guard already suffers from a poor image of being immature, and how he initially handled this event lends credence to this view. Ironically Nate is in town for his basketball camp, something that helps build up one’s public image.
In the end I don’t think this action will hurt his free agency status. Had the Knicks wanted him long term, they would have already signed him by now. But if Robinson’s maturity problems were a camel, this would be another small straw on it’s back.