After taking a trip to play basketball in Israel for Hapoel Tel Aviv, Nate Robinson is back in the States turning heads for the NBA D-League. This turned out to be bad news for Raptors 905 7’3”center Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares when he tried to set a trap against Robinson and the Delaware 87ers. As you can see above, Robinson used his 5’9″ stature to his advantage and dribbled directly between the tree trunks Tavares calls legs.
Delaware would end up losing the game, but Robinson added another highlight to 11-year NBA career with his slick decision to go between instead of going around.
It isn’t as impressive as his exploits in the dunk contest, bringing some much-needed kryptonite against Dwight Howard, but it is pretty damn special. Robinson returned to play with Delaware Sevens on February 22nd and looked to be a leader in the locker room for the younger players on the team. When asked why he returned to play in developmental, Robinson said, “This is a game I love to play so why not stay ready.”
While he probably isn’t ready to head up to the big league due to one play — though he is available — it’s pretty clear he’s an interesting addition for the younger players to experience.
— NBA D-League (@nbadleague) February 22, 2017