During the NBA lockout, players are figuring out ways to stay busy. Some players are mulling offers from overseas, while others are finding things to do off the court.
There are many things players can find to occupy their time away from the game, but will one NBA player’s competitive edge be enough for him to go from the hardwood to the gridiron?
Though the NFL is in a lockout of its own, Robinson is confident that when and if that subsides, he would have no problem getting a training camp invite. A three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, Nate the Great has defied the odds and thrilled crowds throughout his entire career. Furthermore, the 5’9″ guard did play football during his freshman year of college at the University of Washington. He actually attended the school while on a football scholarship.
He pleaded his case to SLAM Online, saying, “Why wouldn’t you want to have an NBA player that can play football try out? That’s a lot of publicity for your organization.”
That being said, this wouldn’t be merely a publicity stunt for the Robinson, as he went on to say he’s taking it seriously by doing some training.
Besides his thunderous dunks, Robinson’s other claim to fame is a monstrous block on the now retired 7’6″ Yao Ming, so there’s no doubt this former NCAA safety would have a problem taking on large opponents in the NFL.
On a somewhat-related note, if you’re interested in checking out what some current Knicks are up to during the off-season/lockout, definitely take a look at Seth’s “Knicks Lockout Diary” over at “Posting & Toasting.”