Nate Robinson Escaped Gunfire at Rucker Park Unhurt

Golden State Warriors point guard Nate Robinson was much luckier than the five people who were shot last night, at the legendary Rucker Park in New York City. Reports the NY Daily News: “Gunfire erupted around 10 p.m. at the Holcombe Rucker Park court on Frederick Douglass Boulevard near W. 155th St. after a dispute during a game for the Entertainers Basketball Classic, witnesses said. ‘They started arguing, about a bad call or something like that,’ said Rodney Harris, 47. ‘The guy was standing no more than five feet away from me. He pulled a gun out of his pocket and shot once. He then shot one more time. Everyone started running. He was real close to me,’ Harris said. ‘I thought I got shot.’ Nate Robinson, a former point guard for the Knicks, was at the game but escaped unscathed, witnesses said. ‘He was watching the game,’ Harris said. ‘After the shooting, he was okay. He wasn’t hurt…he left like everyone else.’ The five shooting victims were taken to area hospitals and all expected to survive, police said. One other person also was injured in the incident. The shooter started running amongst the crowd but then walked calmly across the street toward the Fine Fare supermarket and fired a few more rounds, Harris said. ‘Then he just walked away. He didn’t even run. My friend, a basketball player, got shot in the ankle,’ he said. ‘It could have been worse.'”