Gary Gramling

Top 10 Small Athletes: #10 Nate Robinson 31

Posted: September 25, 2009, 1:15 PM ; Updated: September 25, 2009, 3:36 PM

For anyone who is 5' 9", there are two ways you can dunk a basketball:

1. Get a dunk hoop and lower it to 8' 6", or

2. Dream about it.

That's why Nate Robinson's high-flying feats are so amazing. "Krypto-Nate" stole the show at the 2009 Slam Dunk Competition. Among his dunks was a leap over Superman himself, 2008 champ Dwight Howard.

Of course, Robinson is more than just a dunker, he's a sixth man supreme. Providing instant offense off the bench for the Knicks, Robinson averaged 17.2 points. Among sixth men, only Jason Terry scored more.

And Robinson wasn't always just a basketball player. At the University of Washington, he was a defensive back for the Huskies football team.

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im 4' 10" im great at basketball b-ball and football

awsome dunk

Nate Robinson? I don't care if he's short, I want David Lee. Besides, Base Ball is the BBBBBBBBBBBBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

hey what about football

I totally agree with GoofyPitcher. Wes Welker is the best TE in the game and he is very small.

yes i agree

yes i agree

Wes Welker is the best ever Jets fan how many Super bowls did the jets win?. none . how many times has Wes Welker come close to many

Isn't he the reson why the Patriots are bad! Jets are the best :)

I think Krypto dezerves 2 be higher up than that. 3-time dunk champion! COME ON

DATS Y NATE'S 2 TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION OF DA DUNK CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can i dunk

Wes Welker has got 2 be #1. Hes 5 foot 9 and is amazing in every single game. Plus he plays WR and height really helps in that position unlike Pedroia who plays 2b in baseball. He caught more passes last year then Larry fitz, Calvin Johnson, and his teammate Randy Moss last year! The guy is a freak!

whoops,i did nt mean to click this

the little guy is the new SPUD WEBB!!!!!!!

Dustin Pedroia ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how does height matter in baseball.

No way Dustin Pedroia shouldn't be on that list.Why does it matter if you're short to play baseball?

Dwight Howard is overated

he is not if he made it to the finals

nats #1 all the way

nates #1 all the way

i agree duckduck36

Go Cavs! :)

I think that Nate should have been #1

yay he should of

No way! What about Dustin Pedrioa!!!!

NATE THE GREAT!

He only won because he dunked over Superman.

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