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Nate Robinson
Nate Robinson
Position: -
Born: 05/31/84
Height: 5-9 / 1.75
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Earnings: $24,555,319 ($33,043,495*)
Jon Finkel: Nate Robinson (from Heart Over Height): When I got to the dunk contest the only thing that was on my mind was talking to Dwight. I knew the idea was good and that we could put on a great show, but it all hinged on him agreeing to be a part of it. “Hey Dwight,” I said, when I finally saw him. “Let me ask you a question. I have a dunk that I want to do, but I’m going to need your assistance. This is going to change both our lives. We’re going to be heroes forever if we do this.”
Jon Finkel: Nate Robinson: I told him my idea and then I let him know that I understood if he didn’t want to do it. His first response was funny: “My only question is, can you jump over me?” he asked. “Yeah, I can, trust me,” I said. “You put on your Superman cape and shoes and the whole thing and we’ll put on the best show ever.” “Alright,” he said. “I’m in.” “For real?” I asked, making sure. “Yeah,” he said.
Jon Finkel: Nate Robinson: When we got together he asked me again if I could really jump over him. “Let me show you,” I said. I put him at a spot I’d practiced with Jared Jeffries. I lined it up, walked a few steps back, and then ran towards him and DUNKED RIGHT OVER HIM! “No way you just did that!” he said. “Told you,” I said. “You just have to wear all of your Superman gear. And just so you know, I’m going to wear a green jersey and I have some crazy green shoes from Nike and I’m going to be Krypto-Nate.”

Nate Robinson undergoing treatment for renal kidney failure

Quentin Richardson on his stint with Knicks: 'The mix was crazy. It was a chaotic culture they came into'

Quentin Richardson: You have to look at the timing of everything. When you throw the names out there, it sounds crazy. When you look at the timing of everything and meshing of everything, it was like mixing oil with (inaudible). You had Larry Brown, who was an all-time great coach, one of my favorite coaches, but we all know coach Brown is one of the most stern coaches there was. You had guys like Jalen Rose, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Kelvin Cato, Jerome James. All these veteran guys were more towards the backend of their careers than their primes. Then you had David Lee and Jamal Crawford. Lee was a rookie when he got there. Nate Robinson was a rookie. Renaldo Balkman was a rookie. The mix was crazy. It was a chaotic culture they came into. That was the reason why everything was going haywire at the time.
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Toppin became the third player in Knicks history to win the contest, following Nate Robinson (2006, ’09, ’10) and Kenny “Sky” Walker (1989). Toppin also won the competition in Cleveland 25 years after a rookie Kobe Bryant won the slam dunk contest in Cleveland, a fact that was not lost on him. “It feels amazing,” he said. “There have been a lot of legends that have won the dunk contest, and for my name to be a part of that is something special. I don’t take it for granted.”