By most accounts, it would appear as if Nate Robinson‘s NBA career has come to a close. The 11-year veteran was cut by the New Orleans Pelicans last October and subsequently spent most of the season playing in the Israeli league, where showed a few flashes of his former self.
But rather than spending the summer trying to get in basketball shape, the three-time dunk champ is attempting to switch sports entirely. According to Master Tesfatsion and Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Robinson attended tryouts for his hometown Seattle Seahawks on Monday:
Robinson will try out with the team as a defensive back. It’s his first tryout with an NFL team as the 32-year-old has previously expressed interest in pursuing an NFL career.
Robinson, a Seattle native, last played football at the University of Washington in 2002. He played in all 13 games at cornerback, starting in the final six games of the season, before dropping the sport and focusing on basketball. Robinson also played both sports at Rainier Beach High, totaling 21 touchdowns and more than 1,700 total yards as a senior.
Robinson announced earlier this year that he had his eye on the NFL, but if one recent report is correct, it looks like he’ll have to wait a little while longer for that dream to come true.