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Lionel Messi approves of Nate Robinson's numeric tribute

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Denver Stiffs reported exclusively that new Nugget Nate Robinson would wear number 10 to honor Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi. Whether or not Messi plays as much NBA 2K as Robinson plays FIFA, he got wind of Nate's tribute and responded with enthusiasm on his Facebook page:

Hey man, what a great surprise to see you are using the number 10. Welcome to the ‪#‎10Team‬ - Nate Robinson, wishing you the best on your next season with the Nuggets ‪#‎NateBigFan‬

#NateBigFan is a splendid hashtag, though I'm really curious if Messi had any idea who Robinson was before this particular exchange.

(via TBJ)

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