KEY POINTS

  • Nate Robinson is entertaining thoughts of a rematch with Jake Paul
  • Robinson's camp is agreeing to a rematch only if it is more than $2 million that the ex-NBA player earned in the first fight
  • Many are urging Robinson not to fight Paul again with concerns about his well-being

Internet sensation Jake Paul is understandably in the limelight these days following his win over retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren.

There is no official word yet on who the 24-year-old will face next, but a former foe could be on tap. He is no other than former NBA player Nate Robinson.

Last year, most will recall the devastating finish that the 36-year-old suffered at the hands of Paul.

Robinson was knocked out cold, courtesy of an overhand right that put the three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion to sleep. Beyond that, concerns grew on his status although he came out of it fine.

Reports are coming in that despite the defeat, Robinson made a cool $2 million in that fight with Paul. Sources are now claiming that the 5-foot-9 wants another crack at the YouTuber and that Floyd Mayweather is helping him prepare for it.

Citing sources, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith revealed on “First Take” (via TMZ) that Robinson may indulge in a rematch.

But for that to go down, big money needs to be on the table for it to happen.

"They are trying to get him to fight in a rematch if you can believe that. Floyd 'Money' Mayweather wants to train him if he agrees. Crazy but true," Smith bared.

Smith also read other parts of the text message he received from an unnamed source, detailing how Robinson realized he was ill-prepared for the first fight.

Aside from that, Robinson apologized for not listening to his team.

The source claims that he is trying to convince Robinson not to push through with it.

But if the former NBA player wants to push through with the rematch, the unnamed insider revealed that it would have to involve bigger money and he would have to train with a legitimate professional boxer.

Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory against Nate Robinson in the second round during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory against Nate Robinson in the second round during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center Photo: Getty Images | Joe Scarnici

Social media pointed out that Robinson lasted longer than Askren, a fact that the former NBA player responded on Instagram.

Although second time could be a charm for Robinson, most are not encouraging it. Aside from Smith, the same sentiment was shared by Max Kellerman, stressing that the heartbreaking setback should serve as a lesson.

Most have called for Paul to take on someone who has a boxing pedigree, and there are willing takers.

One of them is another former NBA player in Kendal Gill although his age could be a problem.

Gill does know a thing or two, but the concern here is that he is already 52 years old.