Nate the Great: A Look at Nate Robinson’s Kicks During Team Debuts

Mar 9, 2015 | Pierce Simpson |



Not too long ago, Nate Robinson half-heartedly joked about playing for all 30 NBA teams. However, whether through a serendipitous universe or the tough reality of the NBA, the latter stages of Nate Robinson’s career seems to be heading towards fulfilling that previous joked about notion. As Robinson recently inked a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, he wasted no time showcasing some of his best heat as he donned two vibrant Air Jordan 11 colorways during his debut in Oakland as the Clippers took on one of his former teams, the Golden State Warriors.

So with that in mind, we figured it’d be best to showcase some of Nate’s best kicks during his proverbial tour through the Association. To see for yourself, flip through the pages below to get a chronological look at Nate’s kicks during his debut with his respective teams.

New York Knicks

Model: Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2k5
Nate’s New York Knick Debut: October 16, 2005 vs. the Dallas Mavericks (Preseason)
Nate’s Tenure in New York: 2005-2010

Before Nate would soar to multiple Slam Dunk contest victories, he was merely a diminutive guard looking to crack then Knicks coach Larry Brown’s eclectic roster. No stranger to battling adversity, Robinson would showcase a Knicks PE of the iconic Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2k5 in his Knicks debut against the Dallas Mavericks during the preseason of the 2005-2006 campaign. Fast forward, over five years from that October 2005 date, and you’ll see that Nate Robinson would easily become a Garden favorite, with such plays as seen below.


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