Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nate Robinson — theKONGBLOG™'s Certified Favorite

One of the most explosive players in the game, take a look back at Nate Robinson's amazing career as we count down the 10 best plays from it!

theKONGBLOG™'s Certified Favorite: Nate Robinson

"Nate Robinson is a NBA star originally from Seattle, WA, known for his explosive scoring and leaping ability. Nate has served as a successful combo guard for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. Nate is the NBA's first three-time slam dunk champion.

5' 9" Nate Robinson dunking over 5' 6" Spud Webb

NBA: Nate was chosen with the 21st pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns and traded to the New York Knicks. The diminutive yet explosive scoring guard averaged 9.3 points, 2.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 22 minutes during his rookie campaign. He recorded a career-high 34 points vs. the Sixers on March 31, 2006, marking the highest-scoring game for a Knicks rookie in 20 years.

Nate is the first three-time Slam Dunk champion in the NBA. He electrified a worldwide audience by winning the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest. His signature dunk came in the second round, when he leapt over the 1986 Slam Dunk winner, Spud Webb for a one-handed slam off a Webb bounce pass. He went on to win his second Slam Dunk title after jumping over Superman Dwight Howard, as he donned his green jersey and green Nikes representing Kryptonite (KryptoNATE).

COLLEGE: Nate led the Washington Huskies to two straight NCAA basketball tournament appearances, including a trip to the sweet sixteen his junior year. Nate was named Third Team All-American by AP and NABC as a junior. He earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors his sophomore and junior seasons.

Nate originally signed with Washington to play football before deciding to concentrate on basketball prior to his sophomore year. His college football career is most remembered for his interception in the final minutes of regulation of the 2002 Apple Cup against Washington State Cougars.

PERSONAL: Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson was born on May 31, 1984, and is the oldest of seven siblings. Nate played all 13-football games of 2002 season and started the final six games as a cornerback on the Husky football squad, including the Sun Bowl. His father Jacque Robinson played running back at Washington and in the NFL.

Nate dunked for the first time (a volleyball) in the eighth grade. His vertical leap is 43.5 inches. Nate loves to play video games and enjoys communicating with his fans over Twitter."

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