Report: Larry Brown Referred To Nate Robinson Daily As ‘The Little Sh*t’

June 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm by Terez in Larry Brown, Nate Robinson

In a recent interview Robinson described a player/coach relationship with Brown that went beyond the pale of what would be considered acceptable behavior and ultimately led to mental and emotional problems later on. Via Mirin Fader of Bleacher Report: “The NBA gave me my depression,” Robinson says. “I’ve never been a depressed person in my life.” While in therapy, Robinson questioned himself and God. He wondered if he should have pursued football instead. He opened up about struggles few knew about, like the time, he said, Brown allegedly referred to him daily as “the little shit.” On another occasion, Robinson came into Brown’s office, crying, telling his coach to stop demeaning him. Ten minutes later, in front of the team, Brown called Robinson “the little shit” again and shared that he had cried. (When asked about the nature of these interactions, Brown said: “I don’t have any recollection. I don’t, I don’t know … I don’t know what I called him, to be honest with you. If I did that, shame on me. I would feel terrible about that. That’s not who I am, but I don’t want to dispute Nate.”) – TO