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    Ex-NBA slam dunk champ Nate Robinson looking to take historic leap to NFL

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    Mar 11, 2016
    Nate Robinson plans to take his explosive game from the NBA court to the NFL field. AP

    NBA free agent Nate Robinson wants to take his high-flying act to the NFL.

    In a YouTube post on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) by The Lead Sports, the 5-foot-9 Robinson announced his plan to try out for NFL teams. The 31-year-old guard was a two-sport standout in high school, and even earned a football scholarship in college as he suited up as the Washington Huskies cornerback while also playing point guard for the school's basketball team.

    The three-time NBA Slam Dunk champ fully believes in his capability to make the switch, and is supported in the video by his former football coach at Washington Rick Neuheisel and NFL tight end Marcedes Lewis as well as his good friends Glen Davis and Jamal Crawford, both NBA veterans.

    "If you ask people around here, they all know [that] Nate Robinson, his best sport is football," said Robinson, who had two interceptions and 34 tackles in 13 games as cornerback for the Huskies. 

    "He knows where to be, feels the game, the guy has what it takes to play football at the highest level," added Neuheisel about Robinson.

    The 11-year NBA veteran acknowledged it's been a long time since he played competitive football, but he remains confident as ever.

    "I haven't played in 11, 12 years, but I know how to tackle, I know how to play, I know how to hit, I know how to catch. I can get picks, I can get deflections... I know it all. If someone gave me a real opportunity, I know I could play," said Robinson.

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    He even took to Instagram to show just how serious he was about his dream and address his detractors.

    Robinson bounced around eight teams in his NBA career, starting with the New York Knicks before short stints with the Boston Celtics, OKC Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers and most recently a two-game stint with the New Orleans Pelicans at the start of the current season.

    Check out the entire video below.

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    Nate Robinson plans to take his explosive game from the NBA court to the NFL field. AP
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