Probably one of the best pound-for-pound athletes to play in the NBA, Nate Robinson is looking to play in the NFL since his NBA luck has, sort of, ran out.
The 5’9, 180-pound point guard appeared in just two games for the Pelicans this season and his days as a player in NBA seem numbered, unfortunately. Luckily, KryptoNate won’t easily be forgotten. He’s the only player to win three slam dunk titles, and he’s the second shortest ever to win the contest (Spud Webb).
For his career, Robinson averaged 11 points and three rebounds per game, with his best season coming in 2008-09 with the Knicks when he averaged 17.2 points and 4.1 assists per game.
His love for football is nothing new as he was a standout in high school and later earned a scholarship with the Washington Huskies in 2002 to play cornerback. Robinson recorded two interceptions in 13 games before electing to focus on basketball.
Athletically, I feel Robinson would be able to get some invites to try out for a franchise. His age definitely would deter some GMs, but the 2015 season featured 21 cornerbacks who were older than 30 — Brandon Browner, Brent Grimes, and Terence Newman just to name a few.
Looking beyond age and athletics, no one really knows how Robinson’s football skills are after spending so much time to basketball and rehabbing injuries. It would be fascinating to see him the NFL, and he’d become the first player ever to play in both the NFL and NBA.