Nate Robinson aims to make history to be the first NBA player to get to play for an NFL team, a feat that has never happened before.
The three-time NBA slam dunk champ was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans that makes him a free agent and since he is still looking for a team that would want his services, Robinson stated over The Leads Sports via Fox Sports that he is considering to try his wares with the NFL.
“I haven’t played in 11 years, 12 years. But I know how to play. I know how to hit. I know how to catch — I can get picks, I can get deflections. I know all techniques — bump, seven yards off, five yards off. I know it all,” Robinson said.
He insists that he still know the game and hopes that teams in the NFL do consider signing him up for the 2016 season. He even went to as posting on social media that people should take him seriously.
For those who do not know, before his NBA career Robinson was originally enrolled at Washington on a football scholarship, but decided to concentrate on basketball beginning with his sophomore year.
He played all 13 football games in 2002 and started the final six games as a cornerback on the Husky football squad, including the Sun Bowl. He intercepted two passes and made 34 tackles. However, at 31 years of age and have not played the game for a while will come as a risk factor for any team that would sign Robinson up.
Before playing for the Pelicans, Robinson also had a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.
He was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft and was then traded to the Knicks. Robinson played in 72 games his rookie year, starting 26 of them, while averaging 9.3 points and 2.0 assists per game.
He had a major breakout performance against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden where he scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Of his 17 points, three came on a game-winning three-pointer at the overtime buzzer over his boyhood idol, Allen Iverson.
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