Within the past couple of years, the diminutive Nate Robinson has slowly become a fan favorite amongst the Madison Square Garden faithful. While many have doubted both his maturity as well as his ability to adapt to the physical style of play at the NBA level, Nate’s ability to rise above both his criticism as well as other forms of adversity has given him an appeal to the average NBA fan that few other players have the privilege to have. With that said, I would now like to present 10 questions that, should I ever be given the opportunity, I would ask Nate Robinson in order to gain a greater understanding of him as a man both on and off the court.
1) As I’m sure you know, the media has often speculated that you are indeed even shorter than the 5’9 at which you are listed. With that said, how tall are you really?
2) Judging from the naked eye, your leaping ability seems to be unlike any that the NBA has ever seen before. Approximately how high is your vertical leap?
3) How much of your athletic ability do you attribute to hard work and practice, and how much would you attribute to pure talent?
4) You have previously stated in interviews that you would like to strive to become one of the greatest players of all time. How close do you realistically believe you can come to that ultimate goal?
5) Thus far in your NBA career, you have been utilized both at the point guard and shooting guard positions. Which position do you prefer more, and why?
6) Without a doubt, not many young men of your height and stature grow up believing that playing in the NBA will one day be an attainable goal. At what age did you and your family seriously start to believe that you would have such an opportunity?
7) While you are well renowned around the NBA for your dunking ability, it is quite rare to actually see you dunk during a game. Why is that?
8) There have been games in the past season in which you have accumulated as many as 10 rebounds a game. Do you believe rebounding can become a significant strength in your game in the near future?
9) In your youth, which NBA players, if any, did you model your game after? Are there any current NBA players whom you still utilize as an example as to how you should play the game?
10) I understand that in your high school days you were a legitimate talent in football as well as basketball. If you had chosen to pursue a career in football instead of basketball, where do you think you would be today? Are there any other sports at which you excel?