Nate Robinson talks NBA dunk contest wins, Kobe Bryant’s eruption for 61 at MSG and more at #NBAHooperVision


On Monday night (February 7), the duo of Quentin Richardson and Jamal Crawford reunited for another stream of NBA HooperVision on NBA League Pass.

The duo shared their insight into the Knicks jazz game from Salt Lake City and welcomed former Knicks teammate Nate Robinson as a guest.

The 11-year NBA veteran, who was teammates with Richardson and Crawford between 2005 and 2008, last played in the league in 2016.

One of Robinson’s greatest accomplishments in the NBA was his three wins in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.

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His three wins (2006, 09, 10) are the most in NBA history, and at 5’6″, he is the second shortest to ever win.

“Growing up I was a fan of Spud Webb,” Robinson said of the legendary winner of the 5ft 7 slam dunk competition.

“My dad always showed highlights of him when he was the little guy in the trees.”

As teammates, Robinson and Richardson enjoyed one of the greatest games at the Knicks’ home arena – Madison Square Garden – during the 2008-09 season (Jamal Crawford was traded to the Warriors just a few months earlier).

“As I sat on the bench, I thought, ‘This is the best seat in the house to sit here and watch this massacre,'” Robinson says of sitting on the sidelines as Kobe Bryant scored 61 points — a one at the time MSG record.

Robinson is currently 37 years old and has not officially retired from the NBA.

In his 11 years in the league, he represented eight franchises – New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans.

However, the former Knicks guard has found happiness in fatherhood as he watches his kids play the sport he loves.

Stay tuned for more of the NBA’s HooperVision stream on NBA League Pass.


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