NBA point guard Nate Robinson has been exploring all options as of late, most recently he worked out for the Seattle Seahawks to see if maybe a career in football could be in his future. Unfortunately for Robinson, Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll views that idea as “all but impossible,” according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.
“It's as hard as you could possibly get. He's 32 as well. I don't know if anybody could do it. But if anybody could, it might be Nate. He's that versatile an athlete and that great a competitor.”
While the Seahawks’ coach seemed less than optimistic regarding Robinson’s future in the NFL, he had nothing but praise for Robinson’s athletic talents.
“He looked really quick, caught the ball really well,” Carroll said. “He's an amazing athlete.
In the NBA, Robinson was known for his passionate style of play and his tremendous vertical leap that allowed him to throw down some amazing dunks, despite being only 5’9”.
“He's got a lot of work to do. He's getting ready for whatever comes next and hoops as well. He's trying to figure out what he's going to do – whether he's going to be in the NBA or overseas playing or whatever. And so football's an option that he wants to investigate. He's a great kid. I've known him for a long time, way back when, and always loved the kid. Excited to give him a chance to see where this all fits together for him. We'll find out down the road.”
Robinson played just two games for a total of 23 minutes in the 2015-16 season. As Carroll suggested, there have been other rumors that Robinson may go play in a league overseas, but our guess is he would probably prefer to find a way to stay in the U.S.
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