Often regarded as a warrior on the floor during his tenure with the eight NBA teams he has been on, Nate Robinson may be moving on to a different career very soon.
The three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion is known to many because of his height, standing only 5-foot-9, and is one of the shortest players in league history. But stature hasn’t stopped the 31-year-old Seattle native from taking on a new challenge, one where he may fit in a little more than he did during his time on the hardwood: The NFL.
On Thursday, Robinson released a video through The Lead Sports to break the news of his plans on trying out for NFL teams.
In a new video, Nate Robinson says he wants to try out for the NFL. Seriously.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 10, 2016
Robinson played cornerback during his freshman year of college at University of Washington before focusing solely on basketball his sophomore year. And although Robinson could prove to be an incredible athlete in another league, as displayed during his Dunk Contest wins, age and inexperience at the professional level could deter that dream from becoming a reality.
Nonetheless, best of luck to Nate in his journey to making an NFL roster. If that doesn’t happen, the current free-agent point guard always has a plan B to fall back on, one he has excelled at during his 11-year career.