Rumors, rumors, rumors and more rumors, rumors, rumors. That’s all I’ve heard about the past few days. But now it’s time for some concrete substance. Some real, substantiated truth. And you know what it is? It’s that Nate Robinson, despite playing nary a soccer game in his entire life (he chose to play a man’s sport during the fall), is “amazing” at soccer, according to TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott. Why in the world was Nate playing soccer? Steve Nash’s annual charity event. (ESPN)
Meanwhile, the title that I was hoping Jennings would steal — NBA player who’s surprising good at soccer — was no contest in favor of the amazing Nate Robinson. Part of his greatness was his relentless motor, which showed after the game when he said he had “never been more tired” and felt “like I just worked out seven hours.” He seemed to have been playing his entire life, though he insisted before, during and after the game that he had literally never played one soccer game before.
If true, this was one of the great athletic performances of all time.
Nate Robinson, owner of “one of the great athletic performances of all time.” And here I was thinking his life had peaked with his third Slam Dunk title.