Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson dodges accountability on Twitter after poor play

New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

Following the New York Knicks’ Game 4 loss, fans have seen some interesting responses from the players in their postgame press conferences. However, not everyone let out all of their opinions at the stand.

Mitchell Robinson has had his fair share of silly tweets in the past, but the one he put out early Tuesday morning was not only unnecessary but also childish and makes it seem like he is dodging accountability for his poor play.

Robinson has shown a lack of maturity since being drafted by New York, so seeing this tweet wasn’t really all that surprising. However, fans are growing quite tired of this happening. We have no problem with players using social media, but how Robinson has consistently acted on Twitter is getting ridiculous.

Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson avoids all accountability with tweet after Game 4 loss

While Robinson has somewhat of a point with his tweet, this doesn’t excuse his incredibly poor defense on Bam Adebayo in one-on-one matchups, or the fact that he’s proven time and time again that he can’t guard a pick-and-roll.

For Robinson to say this after Adebayo dropped 23 points and 13 rebounds on him is just hilarious. The Heat and Erik Spoelstra have consistently attacked Robinson in P&R sets and it has worked nearly every time. Not only can Robinson not read the play defensively, but he simply isn’t a good enough defender to guard guys like Adebayo or even Jimmy Butler when he attacks the rim.

Fans aren’t expecting Robinson to be perfect as we know his limits as a player. However, for him to avoid all accountability is annoying, especially after the fashion in which the Knicks lost their Game 4 matchup.

Robinson is in year five, so these antics are inexcusable. If he wants to be a long-term player or leader on this Knicks team, he must stop doing things like this.