Nate Robinson, the only three-time slam dunk champion in All-Star history, kept telling his teammates he would get one.
So when his first dunk of the season came late in the second quarter of the Bulls' 104-88 victory over the Bucks on Wednesday night at the Bradley Center, Robinson started talking.
That's very comfortable territory for the energetic guard.
First, Robinson shouted at the Bulls' bench, "I want my money," a nod to some friendly wagering with teammates. Then he started chatting up Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, with whom he had exchanged trash talk during these teams' last meeting.
Finally, Robinson started talking to nobody in particular, just woofing at the wind.
It was that kind of night for the Bulls, who began six straight road games with a strong and balanced offensive showing despite Carlos Boozer sitting for the first time this season. Six Bulls landed in double figures, led by Robinson's 24 points.
"My teammates have been teasing me all season, man, and I just had the opportunity," Robinson said. "I don't dunk off one foot, so that kind of surprised everybody, including myself."
Robinson said his dunk means Richard Hamilton has to do 100 fingertip pushups, which may or may not be code for "hundreds of dollars." Told Joakim Noah said he also owes Robinson money, Robinson laughed.
"I didn't even know that," he said. "Tell him to pay up."
Robinson does more than talk a good game
Chicago Tribune | Jan 31