First LeBron James says that he wants to play one game in the NFL “before it’s all over”… Now, Nate Robinson has weighed in on the topic of NBA players flirting with the NFL.
On Saturday night I had a chance to catch up with the Nuggets point guard after the preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Las Vegas. Nate didn’t play in the game but he did have some comments about another game.
For those that don’t know Nate was a defensive back at the University of Washington for his freshman year and if he would’ve continued on that path, he would’ve had a good chance to make it to the NFL.
On his NFL prospects, Robinson said:
“It was fun for me and it came pretty easy.”
“To me it’d be scary to think about my future in football. If I really gave it my all and stopped focusing on basketball, gave everything I have on football, i’d probably be one of the best corners the NFL has ever seen.”
Robinson, a Seattle Seahawks fan, when asked about where he would fit in with the Seahawks “Legion of Boom” secondary he said:
“I don’t know, I’d be pretty damn good though. If I was in the NFL i’d probably be at least first or second best DB in the NFL.”
“One, two or three I’d say. (Darrelle) Revis is pretty solid, Patrick Peterson is pretty solid and you got my man (Richard) Sherman holding it down. It’d be a tough position.”
Now with Nate having a football background and the confidence we’ve seen on the basketball court, I’m not going to doubt Nate wouldn’t have been a pretty good corner. At his size he has freakish athleticism along with exceptional body control.
But one of the best that have ever played is a stretch… I can’t fault Nate for his confidence because that’s what got him to where he’s at today.
Jamieson Welsh is a #believethehype US Correspondent & will be covering games across the West Coast for believethehypeNBA.com this season. You can also find him on the Triple Threat Podcast and LOCKS over at The OpinioNation. Follow him on Twitter:@theejamieson
Hear more of Jamieson Welsh’s chat with Nate Robinson in Episode 121 of the Podcast.