For the past three months, former NBA point guard Nate Robinson has been insisting that he's going to play in the NFL in 2016. The only problem, which was kind of a big one, is that Robinson didn't have a team.
Well, that could change soon.
According to the Washington Post, the Seattle Seahawks gave Robinson a tryout on Monday. Although the team didn't sign him, the two sides did agree to "keep in touch," according to the Post.
The 5-foot-9 Robinson tried out for the team as a defensive back.
Although he's 32, Robinson says his NFL aspirations are no joke. The NBA veteran told ESPN.com in April that playing in the NFL is something he's always had his eye on.
"It's a big-time dream," Robinson said.
If Robinson somehow makes the team, he'd become just the second athlete ever to play in both the NBA and NFL. Former Vikings coach Bud Grant is the only athlete to have pulled off the feat. Grant played for the Minneapolis Lakers for two seasons (1949-51) before moving on to the NFL in 1951.
The three-time NBA slam dunk champion does have some football experience. Not only did Robinson play in high school, but he also played in 13 games during his freshman year at the University of Washington.
Although Robinson played both offense and defense in high school, the Huskies only let him play defense once he got to college. The former NBA point guard tallied two interceptions during his freshman year.