Nate Robinson is the latest former NBA star to sign up to play in Ice Cube’s Big3 Basketball league.
The three-time Slam Dunk champ will co-captain team Tri-State alongside Jermaine O’Neal.
— BIG3 (@thebig3) January 16, 2018
Baron Davis and Ron Artest were previously announced as off-season co-captain acquisitions for 3’s Company and Killer 3s respectively. With Robinson’s signing, five co-captain spots remain.
Robinson spent 11 seasons in the NBA playing for New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and Denver Nuggets. He was selected with the 25th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. The 5’ 9’’ point guard is known for his high-flying abilities and became the NBA’s only three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion.
During his NBA career, Robinson averaged 11 points and 3 assists per night while appearing in 618 games.
Robinson will join a Tri-State squad that finished sixth in 2017, after falling short to 3’s Company in the BIG3 Playoffs. Tri-State will round out its three remaining roster spots in the BIG3 Draft.
Robinson still has a lot of basketball in him and the Big3 league is a great platform for him to showcase his talents.
The BIG3’s 10-week season will tip off on June 22 and air live on Friday nights on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1.