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Nate Robinson will wear No. 10 with Nuggets to honor Lionel Messi

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FC Barcelona`s Lionel Messi in action during the pre-season friendly football match against Norwegian club Valerenga IF in Oslo, Saturday 27 July 2013. (AP Photo / Vegard Grott, NTB scanpix )


In case you needed a reminder that Barcelona’s goal scoring machine Lionel Messi is the most famous athlete in the world…

Nate Robinson — not usually the name that first comes to mind when you think of when you say “NBA soccer fan” — will honor Messi by wearing his No. 10 in Denver.

That’s what the guard told the Denver Stiffs blog.

I’m going to change it up and wear No. 10. I’m going to wear it for [Lionel] Messi, that’s my favorite soccer player. I’ve been playing a lot of FIFA lately and watching the games. He’s the best little guy to do it and I’ve got to be the best little guy to do it at No. 10 in the NBA. That’s my goal.

Nate Robinson off the bench behind Ty Lawson is going to be a strong 1-2 punch in Denver at the one spot. How the team adapts to the loss of Andre Iguodala remains to be seen but Denver certainly is going to be entertaining. And they’ll win a fair amount of games.