Nate Robinson talks NBA dunk contest wins, Kobe Bryant erupting for 61 at MSG and more on #NBAHooperVision

On Monday evening (Feb. 7), the duo of Quentin Richardson and Jamal Crawford got here collectively for an additional stream of NBA HooperVision on NBA League Move. 

Offering their insights on the Knicks-Jazz recreation from Salt Lake Metropolis, the duo welcomed their former teammate with the Knicks Nate Robinson as a visitor. 

The 11-year NBA veteran, who was teammates with Richardson and Crawford between 2005 and 2008, final performed within the league in 2016. 

Certainly one of Robinson’s greatest accomplishments within the NBA was his three wins on the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. 

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His three wins (2006, 09, 10) are probably the most in NBA historical past and at 5-foot-9, he’s the second-shortest ever to win it.

“I used to be a fan of Spud Webb rising up,” Robinson stated of the legendary 5-foot-7 Slam Dunk contest winner.

“My dad used to indicate highlights of him, being the little man amongst the timber.”

As teammates, Robinson and Richardson witnessed one of many biggest video games on the Knicks’ dwelling enviornment – Madison Sq. Backyard – in the course of the 2008-09 season (Jamal Crawford was traded to the Warriors solely a few months earlier).

“After I was on the bench, I used to be like ‘that is the very best seat in the home’ to take a seat right here and watch this bloodbath,” Robinson recounts sitting courtside whereas Kobe Bryant erupted for 61 factors – then a MSG scoring file. 

Presently aged 37, Robinson hasn’t formally retired from the NBA. 

In his 11 years within the league, he represented eight franchises – New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Nevertheless, the previous Knicks guard has discovered numerous happiness in fatherhood as he watches his youngsters play the game he loves. 

Keep tuned for extra from NBA’s HooperVision stream on NBA League Move. 


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