Nate Robinson, who played 11 NBA seasons with the Kicks, Celtics, Thunder, Warriors, Bulls, Nuggets, Clippers and Pelicans He made a statement on Saturday It shows that he is fighting kidney failure.
The 38-year-old former point guard has been dealing with kidney failure personally for the past four years and hopes to be a vocal inspiration to others suffering from the same condition.
“I am currently undergoing treatment for kidney failure and have been doing so privately for the past four years. I am sharing this now because I want to be a voice for all those who struggle to talk about this disease and to come together for a greater cause: our health,” Robinson wrote.
“I wasn’t a vocal leader in the hearing. I prefer to lead by example, but now is the time to speak up and help those who have or have been affected by kidney disease.”
“I am grateful for the care and support I have received throughout this process and I hope that with this announcement I can help others like me.”
In the year A first-round draft pick out of Washington in 2005, Robinson averaged 11 points and three assists in his NBA career. He last played with New Orleans in 2015-16.
The Seattle area native won the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest three times and recorded 6,807 points and 1,826 rebounds during his career.
After leaving the NBA, Robinson has remained active overseas and playing in the Big 3 leagues. He also fought in a professional boxing match, losing to YouTube star Jack Paul in November 2020.
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