Nate Robinson, who used to play for the New York Knicks, had some of the most memorable aerial plays in the city’s recent history. Back on Earth, he wants to help people who are going through the same medical problems that he is.
Robinson, who is 38 years old, said in a statement that he has been dealing with renal kidney failure in private for the past four years. Robinson isn’t giving up, just like he didn’t give up on the court when he overcame his short basketball height of 5’9 to become the NBA’s first (and, to date, only) three-time Slam Dunk Contest winner. He also isn’t going to be quiet about raising awareness about kidney health.
Robinson writes, “I’m sharing this now because I want to speak up for everyone who has trouble talking about this illness and bring people together for a great cause: our health.” “I was never a vocal leader on the court; I preferred to lead by example. But now it’s time for me to speak up and help everyone who has been affected by or is dealing with Kidney Disease.
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I hope that this announcement will help people who are in the same situation as me.”
Robinson was picked by the Phoenix Suns, but they traded him to the Knicks on draught night in 2005. He became a fan favourite because of his dunks and athleticism. His most famous moment in Manhattan was a dunk over 7’6″ Yao Ming in a game against Houston in November 2006.
His last minutes in the NBA were in 2015. He had also played for Boston, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Golden State, Denver, the Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans. Robinson tried his hand at professional football and boxing after he left the NBA. He also made an appearance in the 2018 movie “Uncle Drew,” which starred Kyrie Irving and other NBA stars.
Robinson isn’t the only former Knick who is having health problems. On Saturday, the NBA announced that Dikembe Mutombo, a one-year New Yorker and Global Ambassador, is getting treatment for a brain tumour.
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