Former Celtics guard Nate Robinson, who played a year of football at the University of Washington before deciding to focus on basketball, might get another shot on the gridiron during the NBA lockout. On Tuesday, Robinson traded tweets with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who had tried to recruit Robinson to USC a decade ago. Robinson, now with the Thunder, wrote to Carroll: give me a chance and I’ll prove it to you. The exchange ended with Carroll writing: see you at practice at 1:30. bring your cleats. Robinson did not show up at the afternoon session, but Carroll left the door open, telling the assembled media: “He may be a little distracted with basketball, I don’t know. If he is, he probably won’t be able to do it. But if he can get focused, there’s always a chance.” WEEI.com
Nate has been talking about playing in the NFL for about a year now, and what does he do when he’s offered a chance to tryout? Doesn’t show up. Weird, an NBA player who is all talk.
P.S. Could Nate Robinson defend Ochocinco? I doubt he would stand a chance. Maybe it was a good thing Nate missed the workout. Not many professional athletes handle embarrassment well.