Nate Robinson is trying to do something that has never been done before and it will not be easy! The again, if it was easy, someone might have tried to do it. Robinson, who after being cut by the Pelicans is a free agent, isn’t trying to catch the eyes of general managers or coaches in the NBA. Nope, he wants eyes from the NFL on him as he attempts to be the first player to make the transition from pro basketball to pro football.


There have been a bunch of college basketball players who decided to play in the NFL instead but there has never been someone who was an active player in the NBA to go and try to make it in the NFL.

Robinson announced his intentions in a video for The Lead Sports released earlier this week. In it, he receives a vote of confidence from the likes of Jamal Crawford, Glen Davis, Marcedes Lewis, and Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel.

He originally enrolled at the University of Washington to play football. In 2002, Robinson played 13 games, starting the final six at cornerback in his first year with the Huskies, picking off two passes and made 34 tackles that season. Problem is that was more than a decade ago now and football is not really a sport you can stay away from that long and just be able to walk on the field and do your thing.

“I haven’t played in 11 years, 12 years.” Robinson said. “But I know how to play. I know how to hit. I know how to catch — I can get picks, I can get deflections. I know all techniques — bump, seven yards off, five yards off. I know it all.”

We salute Nate’s attempt and hope the best for him. Confidence has never been an issue for him.