Robinson with the New York Knicks in January 2007
May 31, 1984 |
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|2005â€“2010||New York Knicks|
|2011||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2012||Golden State Warriors|
|2015||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2015||New Orleans Pelicans|
|2016||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
3Ã— NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2006, 2009, 2010)
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
I love for the crowd to feed off me, and I try to make my teammates feed off me.
There's so many kids in the world who are told, 'You can't do this, you can't do that.' Those are all put-downs. I'm all about pick-ups. You have to pick people up and pay it forward.
Mike D'Antoni was a cool coach, but he was just a bad person. He can coach. He was just mean for no reason.
As a kid growing up, I wanted the Allen Iverson shoes that came out, the Questions. My dad got them for me, so I was excited about that.
I've seen my mother struggling, everything that she did to raise me and my brothers and my sisters, and I know the anger that she went through.
My least favorite subject? Uh… I didn't have a least favorite subject because, I mean, high school is so much fun.
Guys back in the day, we didn't have wallets. I never kept my money in my pocket; my money always went in my sock. My key my mom gave me, I put it in my sock – whatever it was.
Nobody really doubted me playing football, making it to the NFL. I was like, 'I know I can do that.'
I don't like one-foot jumpers like LeBron James. It looks better jumping off two feet. Every time Michael Jordan jumped off two feet, it looked so much better.
I always wanted to play with Kobe Bryant. I used to tease him all the time. Every time I was a free agent, I was like, 'What's up, bro? You got a chance to get the pit that you need. You feel me? This is your chance.'
I ran track for my school. I played football, but I didn't play for my high school; I played for a little league team.
My dad said, 'Stay humble, and you gotta work harder than everybody else.' My mom said, 'Always be yourself.' She always told me only God can judge me.
My mom is probably the only person shorter than me that I'm scared of. Still to this day. She's, like, five-two, maybe.
You don't have to be the biggest, tallest, strongest guy to do whatever you want to do. You can do anything. There's tall doctors, short doctors. It doesn't matter. You don't have to be the tallest guy to play the sport of basketball, football or whatever you want to play.
We're a competitive family – we compete in everything we do: playing cards; if we're walking down the street, we want to be the first one down the block.
When I was younger, I was a bit of a feisty fighter type of guy. That's something my father told me as I was becoming a man: 'You don't go picking fights, but you don't run from any of them.' And I was more afraid of my father than anybody else I had to fight.