03 January 2011

Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson sports fur coat, irks PETA

Three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson might have mad hops on the basketball court but his quick feet and athleticism didn’t help him escape PETA’s ire.

The Boston Celtics point guard was recently photographed wearing a massive fur coat that would make any woodland creature, including a grizzly, run away in horror.

It was originally reported that the coat of cruelty was a gift from teammate Shaquille O’Neal.

And if you follow PETA, you know the next move.

PETA’s Michelle Cho penned a letter to Robinson asking the six-year NBA veteran to donate the coat to the animal rights organization. PETA in turn would utilize the fur as bedding for orphaned wildlife. In exchange PETA would “allocate funds equivalent to the value of the coat in order to pay for veterinary care for dogs and cats owned by low-income people in the Boston area.”

Well the good news, Robinson doesn’t own the fur.

According to the PETA Files (note: PETA please consider changing your blog title):

UPDATE: PETA has received confirmation that the fur Nate was photographed wearing does not belong to him. He does not own any fur. PETA is thrilled to hear this.

Hm so apparently the fur belongs to Shaq, I guess that is why it was so colossal looking on the 5’9” Robinson.

“Big Aristotle” please say it ain’t so.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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