Social media has given everyone a platform. It has become the go-to space for apologies, accusations and declarations. NBA free agent Nate Robinson used Instagram in late December to publicly apologize to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his three children -Nyale, Nahmier and Navyi – for cheating on her.
Nate said that being impulsive, ungrateful and disrespectful led to him breaking Sheena Felitz’s heart repeatedly over the years.
I have to give this woman right the biggest apology in the world … Sheena I’m very sorry for all I have done to you , all the times I crushed ur heart and feelings … I’m sorry for not being the man that you want me to be , we share 3 beautiful children together they are our world … I Owe you guys everything. So as a man I want to ask if you can forgive me for all my wrongs I have made many mistakes and I dnt want you to judge me for them , if you can find it in your heart to forgive me for being disrespectful, diss honest, ungrateful, impulsive, I have asked the lord to forgive me for what I have done to you & i hope you can show mercy as he does , if not I understand. I want nothing more than to see you happy with or without me , again I’m truly sorry for me being a true bad guy off and on for years … I’m trying my best to change the man/father/ I use to be , I know I can be better and I will , I want to own up to what I have done and stepping out on you was not the right thing to do.. I should of been a man and told you the truth ,I should of talked to you about what I was doing and gave you a choice I didn’t and I’m sorry … Through mistakes GOD shows us grace , mercy and blessings… You deserve to be happy and I hope you get that one day, just want you to know I’m sorry and truly sorry , if you could dig deep in that beautiful heart of yours and fine an ounce of forgive would be wonderful !! I love you No matter the outcome …???? #arealmanownsup it takes a strong person today I’m truly sorry,and an even STRONGER PERSON TO FORGIVE !!!Love is not how you forget,but how you forgive , not how you listen but how you understand, not how you see but how you feel & not how you let GO but how you hold on and move forward !!!Im sorry Sheena Rae
A public admissions like that is usually the sign that there’s another bombshell to follow. Nate hashtagged “a real man own up.” Nate had no choice but to own up, shortly after that, he began posting photos of his newest family addition, a two-month-old son named Nasir Chakur Robinson.
Looks like Sheena is still holding firm to the break up, by Nate’s other slightly-emo Instagram posts about trying to change, but it’s still not enough. Nate is reportedly headed to China to play for a CBA team.
Hate saying goodbyes … Especially When the goodbye isn’t the way you would have wanted it … I’m going to miss my family more than anything , they hold me down when others wouldn’t … Love you guys with all my heart … #teamrobinson #holdat
Sometimes begging and pleading isn’t enough… In my book, PostGame Pass: access into “the life, there is a breakdown of the rules to respectful cheating for pro athletes. it’s available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
photos via Instagram and Seattle Times