Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans Pelicans. Robinson is a member of the NBA Hall of Famer, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
About Nate Robinson in brief
Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans Pelicans. Robinson was the NBA’s first three-time slam dunk champion in 2010. Robinson played college basketball for the University of Washington in Seattle and was the 21st pick in the 2005 NBA draft. He was one of the primary participants in the brawl between the Denver Nuggets and the Knicks on December 16, 2006. His high school, Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, retired his No. 2 jersey on September 10, 2010. He also played football for the Washington Husky football team, where he made 34 tackles in the Sun Bowl. Robinson is a member of the NBA Hall of Famer, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. He is married to former U.S. Olympian and current New York City Mayor Yvon Chouinard. He has two children, a son and a daughter. Robinson has a brother and a son-in-law, both of whom are also professional basketball players. He won the 2006 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest, edging Andre Iguodala 141–140 in overtime, although he took 14 attempts to make his final dunk. Robinson competed in the 2006 Slam Dunk contest to defend his 2006 title, and came in second place after J.R.
Green’s Boston Celtics teammate Gerald Green brought out a cardboard cut-out of Robinson to dunk over him. In the first round of the 2009 Slam Dunk Competition, Robinson came out and jumped over Paul Pierce to complete the dunk instead, but came out in its place instead. Robinson scored a career-high 45 points in a 114–120 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on March 8, 2008, he stood 45-feet-9-inches (12.5 inches) tall (and 6-foot-3-inches) Robinson has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team and All-Rookie Team. In 2007, he was named to the All-Tournament Team and the Pac-10 All- Tournament Team after leading his team to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. In his junior season, Robinson was named to the NABC All-NCAA District 14 first team, NABC all-America third team, Pac- 10 All-tournament team and All -Pac-10 first team. In April 2005, Robinson declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility. He went to the Phoenix Suns with the No. 21 pick. He started 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. In December 2006, Robinson played in a game-winning three-pointer at the overtime buzzer.