Birthplace: Seattle, WA
NBA Seasons: 11
On Jan. 16, Nate Robinson signed on as co-captain of Tri-State. Robinson spent 11 seasons in the NBA playing for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets. He was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. The 5’9’’ point guard is known for his high-flying abilities and is the NBA’s only three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion.
Robinson had his best season in the NBA with the 2008-09 Knicks, averaging 17.2 points per game. In 618 career games, he averages 11.0 ppg. In 2017, Robinson played for Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan League, where he led his team to the championship and was named MVP of the Grand Finals.
A Seattle native, Robinson played collegiately for the University of Washington. He actually started every game as a freshman for the football team, playing cornerback for the Huskies, before earning Pac-10 all-freshman honors in basketball. Concentrating on basketball after that, he earned all-conference honors as a junior when he helped the Huskies reach the Sweet Sixteen.
Robinson, who is an avid car collector, wrote a book in 2014 titled “Heart Over Height.”