Nate Robinson’s career has taken him to a few places over the last year or so. First, he tried his hand at an NFL career. While he was a great football player back in the day – he played in all 13 games as a freshman at the University of Washington – he was unable to seal a roster spot with the Seattle Seahawks after a tryout. However, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport did say that the sides plan on staying in contact.
So Robinson decided to head back to his best sport: basketball. He signed a contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and dropped 25 points in his first game with the team in March. During one of the team’s playoff games, Robinson went off for 46 points.
It’s not crazy that Robinson got buckets, as he was always able to score in bunches during his NBA career. It’s one of the two things that Robinson was most well-known for, the other being his ability to dunk even though he is 5-foot-9. He won the Slam Dunk crown three times over All-Star weekend.
Robinson can still sky even though he’s 32. He posted a video to Instagram which shows him dunking on a 12-foot rim. Sure, he’s dunking a tennis ball, but it’s still really impressive to see him get that high up.
If Robinson can still throw down, maybe the NBA should make an exception so that he’s able to compete in the 2017 Dunk Contest. Robinson vs. Zach LaVine vs. Aaron Gordon vs. Literally Anyone would make for a fun competition, so let’s make this happen, Adam Silver.