Nate Robinson and his lil 5’9″ self won the Slam Dunk contest AGAIN:
Nate Robinson is the NBA’s first three-time slam dunk champion, and that’s enough for him. The 5-foot-9 New York Knicks guard says he’s done with the marquee event of Saturday night’s All-Star festivities.
“No, no, no, no, no. I don’t think I can bear that anymore. I’m just happy with this third one,” he said. “This is the last one.” After bringing several Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders on the court with him, Robinson’s final dunk came when he threw the ball off the backboard, grabbed it and turned midair for a two-handed backward slam.
“The best thing I brought with me, the Dallas cheerleaders of course,” Robinson said. “I asked if they could help me out with the dunk. They did their job and I did mine.”
While not using the cheerleaders as props — “They’re way too beautiful for that,” he said — Robinson celebrated his final dunk by grabbing a pair of silver and blue pompoms from one of them and waving them in the air.
We’ll see if he won’t be in the contest again next year!