When you stand at 5-foot-9 and choose to play a sport that’s traditionally dominated by those more than a foot taller, you’re going to look for any advantage you can get.
Case in point: What Nate Robinson did to Raptors 905 centre Edy Tavares Saturday night.
Midway though the second quarter of the 905’s game with the Delaware 87ers, Robinson appeared to get trapped by Tavares and E.J. Singler. With no way to get around, and without a good option to pass out, Robinson did what no other man on the floor could. He went between Tavares’ legs – as in his whole body – and managed to get to the rim.
Only in the D-League, amirite?
Robinson, you may remember, is a former three-time NBA slam dunk champion. He was drafted into the league with the 21st pick of the 2005 draft by the Phoenix Suns and saw his draft rights traded to the New York Knicks that same night.
He played 12 seasons in the NBA, struggling to keep a foothold in the league his last two seasons. As such, he played a lot of last season with Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier Basketball League.
The 32-year-old signed a deal with the D-League’s 87ers in February with the hopes that he could pick up NBA interest and resume his pro basketball career in the best league in the world.