Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson (born May 31, 1984 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He was the 21st overall selection of the 2005 NBA Draft, chosen by the Phoenix Suns before being traded to the New York Knicks with Quentin Richardson for Kurt Thomas and the draft rights to second-round pick (54th overall) Dijon Thompson. Robinson played college basketball at the University of Washington.
Listed at 5'9" (1.75 m), but who is actually measured at 5'7 3/4", Robinson is one of the smallest players in the NBA, with only a few players his height or shorter. However, despite his size, Robinson is known as an explosive dunker, and footage of a slam dunk he made during the summer league games was posted on NBA.com. On February 18, 2006, Nate Robinson won the 2006 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest, edging Andre Iguodala in an unprecedented "overtime" by one point (141-140). His victory was controversial because it took Robinson 14 attempts to make his final dunk.
Robinson also had a successful collegiate career in which he led his number-one-seeded Washington Huskies to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2005 NCAA basketball tournament during his junior season.
- His vertical leap has been measured at 43.5 inches.
- Winner of the 2006 NBA Slam Dunk contest after beating Andre Iguodala in "overtime." In his most memorable dunk of the night, he jumped over the 1986 slam dunk champion, Spud Webb, which also coincidentally celebrated the 20th anniversary that Webb won the contest.
- Scored a career high 34 points against the Philadelpia 76ers March 31, 2006
- NBA.com player page
- Nate Robinson's Blog of his rookie NBA season
- Fan Player Page
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