NBA’s Veteran Free Agent Nate Robinson Wants To Play in the NFL

NBA’s Veteran Free Agent Nate Robinson Wants To Play in the NFL
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Nate Robinson is an exceptional character in the NBA. The free agent from the NBA isn’t looking for a basketball team, but an NFL side to land for a while. Robinson on Thursday, announced in a YouTube video through the Leads Sports that he wants to play in the NFL next season.


Robinson is an 11-year veteran in the NBA and he will be turning 32 this coming May, the age when many superstar footballers consider retirement as the next step in their career. As an example, Calvin Johnson, the best receiver of the NFL, retired at the age of 30 two days ago; we reported the details here. But Robinson is determined to make his debut in the NFL and he wants a chance to prove himself.

Did he ever play football? Robinson last played football as freshman at UW in 2002. Back then, he was a two-sport athlete. He started six games as cornerback under coach Rick Neuheisel. “In my mind, I’ve seen one athlete that can do this,” Neuheisel says in the video, according to the League’s official website. “And that’s Nate Robinson.”

Well, Robinson has also managed to garner support from NFL tight end Marcedes Lewis and NBA players Jamal Crawford and Glen “Big Baby” Davis, as reported by Sports Illustrated. Originally, Robinson started playing basketball in Washington and then started his NBA career with the New York Knicks in 2005. In his fourth NBA season, he posted the best average of 17.3 points per game. After playing in the top-tier of one league, would he be able to focus on another sport? Well, the 5-foot-9, 180 pounds “former” NBA man can, at the best, get a training camp call.

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