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If there's an NBA lockout, Nate Robinson wants an NFL tryout

Oct 4, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for NRobinson.jpgNate Robinson was good enough to play major college football — he was a highly recruited football star who played some cornerback at the University of Washington. Then he settled in on basketball.

If (cough *when* cough) the NBA locks out next summer, Robinson wants to go back to his football roots, he told the Boston Globe.

“It all depends on this lockout,” Robinson said. “If we have a lockout, you might see a lot of guys, including myself, try out and see where it takes you, just see if you can do it or not. You never know what can happen.”

Okay, he’s kidding. Kind of.  Celtics president Danny Ainge was a two-sport star, although he was smart enough to play baseball. Football and the hits from linebackers are a little different.

Robinson as an NFL defensive back… not sure he could hang with Reggie Wayne or Terrell Owens. He probably couldn’t hang with Roy Williams either, but at least then there’d be a good chance he’d just drop the pass.

  1. NEGrah - Oct 4, 2010 at 6:06 PM


  2. Jared - Oct 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    I particularly liked those dropped passes that he had against Houston last week.
    …….oh wait.

  3. JoeSixPack - Oct 4, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    Uhmm Nate – hate to break it to you, but the 2011 NFL Season isn’t exactly the smartest backup plan in case of an NBA lockout…

  4. shutup - Oct 5, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Ummm… he couldn’t hang with Reggie Wayne? Terrell Owens? Roy Williams?
    I’m assuming you were the guy who also once said… “Nate Robinson can’t dunk. Look how short he is!”
    “Yao Ming will never get his shot rejected by Nate Robinson.”
    Seriously… there are many NBA players who would make better NFL players than some of the current NFL players. And guess what… the opposite is true too.
    And, there are even a few people sitting at home or out in the streets that have more talent than players in both sports.
    I would love to see Nate Robinson in the NFL, and I would also love to see Lebron in the NFL. When he wasn’t announcing his “decision” and making a big event out of it, I actually built up a little hope that he was daring enough to actually switch sports. Oh well.

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