5’9″ Nate Robinson’s Funny jump ball steal against 6’8″ Rudy Gay | Nate’s Best/funniest “jumps”
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Nate Robinson has some serious hops but he’s only 5’9″. Rudy Gay also has some serious hops but stands at 6’8. So when the former 2009 dunk contest competitors faced off on a jump ball, sneaky Nate had a plan to try to steal the ball instead of going up to tip it. Nate did get the steal and a 3 point shot off but it was called off by a jump ball violation.
Back in his Warriors days, Nate had another funny jump ball against 7’1″ Marc Gasol that brought some joy to Steph Curry.
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Nate had better success a few years ago against the not so vertically gifted Antawn Jamison when he was able to make a 3 pointer after the jump ball with Jamision.
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My favorite Nate “jumping” video isn’t one of his game dunks, jumping over Spud or Dwight in the dunk contest, blocking Shaq or Yao but when he jumped on teammate Paul Pierce and fell to the floor.
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All jokes aside. Nate is one of my players ever and one of the true dunking greats and a freak of nature that always puts on a great show – especially when he’s involved in a jump ball.