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Despite standing a diminutive 5-foot-9, there isn't a lot Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson fears in life. In fact, Robinson is probably one of the most fearless players in the NBA, if not all sports, and arguably one of the most confident, too.
During a recent interview with Believe the Hype, Robinson said he believed he could be one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history, if he gave up basketball and focused solely on football, of course.
"If I was in the NFL, I’d probably be at least, like, the first or second DB in the NFL. One, two or three, I’d say, because [Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback] Darrelle] Revis is pretty solid, [Arizona Cardinals corner] Patrick Peterson is pretty solid and you got my man Sherman holding it down. It’d be a tough position, but the level that I was playing football at at the time, I was — you know, it was fun for me and it came pretty easy. [...] And I only gave it a year in college, so for me, it’d be pretty scary to think about, you know, my future in football. If I really gave it my all, and stopped focusing on basketball, and gave everything I had on football, I’d probably be one of the best corners the NFL has ever seen."
Robinson starred as a two-sport athlete in high school, and began his college career at Washington, where he played both football and basketball, too. But he decided to give up pigskin after his freshman year in order to concentrate on roundball.
Nine years and $24 million later, it's safe to say Robinson made a good decision, but we can only imagine if Robinson stuck to the gridiron, instead.
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Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson has been fined $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
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Nate Robinson has been fined $10,000 for pushing OKC rookie Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during the October 15 Nuggets-Thunder preseason game.
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