Nate Robinson puts on slam dunk show at Staples Center

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets point guard had three dunks in the fourth quarter against the Lakers on Sunday, which didn't please Mike D'Antoni.

Nate Robinson has always been a bit of a polarizing player over the course of his career. There's a reason Robinson has been on six different teams in nine seasons despite his ability to put up points in a hurry. His antics can drive a coach crazy, and they certainly can be grating to opponents.

The Nate Robinson Experience was on full display Sunday night during the fourth quarter of the Denver Nuggets' 137-115 shellacking of the Los Angeles Lakers. As the Nuggets pulled away from the Lakers, Robinson put on his own little dunk contest, starting with a fast-break alley-oop. The diminutive guard added a little extra flair by hanging on the rim, earning himself a technical foul:

Robinson followed that up with a pair of put-back dunks as the Lakers appeared to just give up as the game got more and more out of hand:

Robinson's show garnered quite the reaction on Twitter. A small sampling:

Somebody who wasn't amused with Robinson's performance was Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, who coached the point guard back in the day in New York. D'Antoni basically intimated his players should have been more upset and done more to stop Robinson, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles:

"I coached Nate. That's Nate," D'Antoni said. "You just shrug your shoulders. Now, if I'm a player, I would've had some thoughts, but since I'm sitting over there, it's hard to do anything. That's him."

That's Nate, alright. Robinson has always been a high-energy player, and if you give him easy opportunities to show off his stuff, he'll be more than happy to oblige:

"I was just being aggressive tonight and taking advantage of opportunities," Robinson said. "I like to entertain the other team's crowd."

At this point, watching Robinson dunk all over the place is probably more enjoyable for Lakers fans than actually watching their team.

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