Three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson is trying to make it back to the NBA.
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The latest news about Robinson was his attempt to make it onto an NFL roster. Based on his collegiate football background at the University of Washington, Robinson wanted to be the first person to play in both the NBA and the NFL. That didn’t work out, so now Robinson is focused on making it back to the hardwood.
“If not, right now my main focus is basketball, getting back in the NBA,” Robinson told Slam Magazine in July.
The 32-year-old has been working out with Chris Hyppa, a global skill development coach based in Tacoma, Washington. Hyppa trains players in basketball skill development and overall conditioning. Robinson has posted his workouts on Instagram, showing that he still has the chops to play in the NBA.
Robinson’s last stint in the NBA was with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2015-2016 season, but he played in only two games before being released. After that, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound guard played in the Israeli Basketball Premier League with Hapoel Tel Aviv, where he averaged 16.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game.