Three time NBA dunk contest winner, Nate Robinson, is trying out for the Seattle Seahawks.
As reported by the Washington Post, a National Football League source confirmed that Robinson, a veteran professional basketball player, had a tryout with the NFC West runner up Seahawks on Monday.
Robinson, who stands five feet and nine inches, was born in Seattle and played his college basketball at the University of Washington. He played 11 years in the NBA for eight different teams.
Robinson, 32, is currently a member of Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C. (????? ?? ??????), an Israeli professional basketball team, but has always expressed in interest in playing in the NFL.
“I need to get a little stronger, a little faster,” admitted Robinson of his NFL aspirations. “Lifting weights and watching a lot of film. Work on my feet and my hands and how to press [as a cornerback]. Basic stuff. I catch on pretty fast. Just learn some of the drills they’d have me do and start practicing and get ready for it.”
“The biggest challenge is probably all the haters, everybody counting me out, somebody not really giving me the opportunity,” continued Robinson. “That’s what I think the biggest challenge will be, getting somebody to give me that chance. If somebody gives me that chance, I know they’ll fall in love with the fierce competitor that I am because I catch on quick. Once I do that, then the sky’s the limit. I don’t know. It seems like they wouldn’t want me to be the first one to do something like this. That’s a huge challenge.”