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Nate Robinson pushes “Discount Double Check” belt celebration to over top (VIDEO)


Maybe I am wrong about this, but I thought this celebration move started with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers putting on a championship belt ala a WWE wrestler. But then he cashed out with State Farm and we pretty much all call it the “Discount Double Check” move now.

Apparently Nate Robinson really wants to make sure he’s getting a good deal on his insurance.

After knocking down a big three in the fourth quarter putting Chicago up 7 in the Bulls win over the Knicks Thursday night, Robinson pushed the “Discount Double Check” belt celebration to over top doing it at least five times, and apparently a couple of times the camera didn’t catch. It instantly became a discussion among the NBA’s twittersphere. I wanted Robinson to hit a game-winning shot just to see how many of these he would do.

Remember Robinson and the Knicks Steve Novak — who uses that move to celebrate big threes — had a little tiff going back-and-forth last season. This probably all stems from that.

Thanks to The Point Forward for the video.

Khris Middleton dunks, Jimmy Butler can’t stop him (VIDEO)

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Khris Middleton has more expectations and more pressure on him after a breakout season in Milwaukee, followed by him getting him PAID this summer.

Well, he looked pretty good on this play against the Bulls, making the steal then throwing down despite Jimmy Butler‘s efforts to stop him.

Middleton finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Bucks. However, Butler had the last laugh as he went off for 23 points on 12 shots and led the Bulls to the (meaningless) preseason win.

Somebody looks comfortable: Paul George drops 20 in first quarter

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Paul George‘s first experience starting as a power forward was going up against Anthony Davis — not just one of the best power forwards in the game, one of the handful of best players in the game period. That didn’t go well for George, and he wasn’t happy about it.

His second experience was in another preseason game Tuesday, going up against the Pistons and their four, Ersan İlyasova. He’s not quite as intimidating.

George scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 4-of-5 on threes — and that was just the first quarter (you can see it all in the video above).

As we have said before, George at the four is not a bad call by the Pacers, but some of that depends on the matchup. On the nights the Pacers face Davis or Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge or Zach Randolph (or a handful of others) the Pacers’ coaching staff is going to have to adjust. But there are a lot of nights where George at the four is going to force the other team to adjust, and that will play into the Pacers’ hands.