Top 10 Small Athletes: #10 Nate Robinson
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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