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Nate Robinson

Robinson with the New York Knicks in January 2007
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1984-05-31) May 31, 1984 (age 32)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school

Rainier Beach (Seattle, Washington)
James Logan (Union City, California)

College Washington (2002–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2010 New York Knicks
2010–2011 Boston Celtics
2011 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012 Golden State Warriors
2012–2013 Chicago Bulls
2013–2015 Denver Nuggets
2015 Los Angeles Clippers
2015 New Orleans Pelicans
2016 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards

3× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2006, 2009, 2010)
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2005)
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (2005)
2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2004, 2005)

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I love for the crowd to feed off me, and I try to make my teammates feed off me.
Nate Robinson
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.
Nate Robinson
I am a diehard Seahawks fan because I'm born and raised in Seattle.
Mike D'Antoni was a cool coach, but he was just a bad person. He can coach. He was just mean for no reason.
Nate Robinson
I've got the best shoe guy in the business.
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.
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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.
Nate Robinson
My least favorite subject? Uh… I didn't have a least favorite subject because, I mean, high school is so much fun.
Nate Robinson
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.
Nate Robinson
Fans are awesome.
Nobody really doubted me playing football, making it to the NFL. I was like, 'I know I can do that.'
Nate Robinson
Actually, I'm 5-8 and change without shoes. With shoes, 5-9.
I love basketball, but I miss football every time I watch it.
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.
Nate Robinson
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.'
Nate Robinson
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.
Nate Robinson
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.
Nate Robinson
The NBA is all politics. It's about who you know.
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.
Nate Robinson
I'm going to be me, regardless of anything.
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.
Nate Robinson
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.
Nate Robinson
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.
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