I’ve heard it said, that you measure the stature of man by the size of his heart. If this holds true, then Nate Robinson, of the Denver Nuggets, just might tower over every other player in the league. A fearless competitor on the court, but a humbled young man with huge family values. When asked about his greatest individual exploits in the league, throughout his NBA career, Nate gushingly says “It all ties back into my kids, and being able to ensure them a great life.” I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with the 3 time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, during his recent photoshoot with Taylor’D & Bow.
T&B: Who was your favorite player growing up?
NR: Michael Jordan
T&B: Great Answer.
T&B: Who’s your toughest match up in the league right now?
NR: I would have to say it’s Isiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings, who’s also a Seattle native. He’s like a little brother to me. We’re about the same size.
T&B: Which arena are you most excited about playing in this year?
NR: Madison Square Garden. Just returning there. I used to play for the Knicks a few years back, and now going back there, it’s just something about playing in the Mecca. Now going back there, it’s just something about it. The Garden.
T&B: Okay, okay…What’s the highlight of your career so far?
NR: The biggest highlight of my career so far is not even basketball related. It’s my beautiful Kids. They help me pretty much. I wake up every morning, knowing that i’m obligated to ensure that they have a great life. So that’s the highlight of my career, my kids.
T&B: Okay, that’s Dope… Who’s the best player from your City or neighborhood not to play in the NBA? You know how you have a lot of Street Ball legends, that never got the opportunity to make it to the NBA?
NR: Oh, yeah, I have a best friend, and my brother, my brother didn’t make it to the NFL. He was a great football player, and they call him Chicken. His name is Anthony Stewart. We call him Chicken. He’s probably one of the best football players to ever come out of Seattle, and the best basketball player is my best friend Artess Ballard; his nickname is A.J.
T&B: If you could choose any current NBA analyst or commentator to build your franchise, who would it be?
NR: Uh, I would probably say Stephen A. Smith.
T&B: Okay, good choice! If you could choose any nickname to go on the back of your jersey, what would it be?
NR: Oooh, that’s a tough one, but it would always have to be “Nate the Great”…T&B: Nate the Great!”… NR: My mom, everybody calls me “Nate the Great.” I have a lot of different nicknames, “Nate the Great”; “KryptoNate”… TB: Oh, KryptoNate?” Oh, that’s hot, I like that one… NR: “Hold Dat, All That”, It don’t matter(slight chuckle)… T&B: “Hold Dat, All Dat” it don’t matter, alright; I hear that!
T&B: How would your describe your style? Like fashion wise?
NR: Fashion wise, my style? I feel like I can damn near pretty much make anything look good, because of my confidence. I’m okay in my own skin, so that’s why to me. That’s how I look at it.
T&B: That’s great! Alright now, so we’re gonna sum it up, and wrap it up. How would you describe, and what is your final thoughts on the Taylor’D & Bow experience?
NR: It was a great experience for me, it was Teyana, and the family are great humble people. Funny, make you laugh, they make you feel like you’re not really doing a photoshoot. It was definitely a relaxed atmosphere & comfortable. It felt like I was at home. I had a wonderful time.
T&B: Nice! Well thanks Nate. Thanks for your time! Man, we’re pulling for you man! You’re definitely one of our favorite players right now! Much Love brother!
NR: Thank y’all, I appreciate y’all! Make sure y’all put on the site “DO Y’ALL LOVE NATE ROBINSON OR NAH!!!!! (everyone bursts into laughter)…T&B: Do you have anything you want to say to Teyana?…NR: Yes, tell her I said thank you for everything, thank you for the opportunity, very humble person, well respected, very beautiful, so young and talented, her future is bright! Tell her I said thank you. Oh yeah, tell her I said BYRENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!(laughs)
In closing, Taylor’D & Bow would like to once again thank Nate Robinson for a wonderful shoot!