Nate Robinson: “I go through dialysis three times a week for four hours”

One of the shortest yet sensational dunkers in NBA history, Nate Robinson had made an impact on the USA basketball scene. His swashbuckling dunks and dazzling moves made him one of the most recognizable faces in the NBA in the mid-2000s.

After leaving his NBA glory days behind him and trying out his hands in boxing, Nate Robinson now faces another challenge in his life. The challenge is far from what people wished for their once favorite dunker.

Nate Robinson discloses his struggles with kidney failure

In a recent interview with HoopsHype, the diminutive guard opened up about his personal struggles. The former Knicks man revealed his battle with kidney failure and how his life has changed amid the ongoing health issue.

“I’m still looking for a kidney to this day. I go through dialysis three times a week for four hours,” said the 11-year NBA veteran. Despite facing tough times, he relies on his faith and remains optimistic, focusing on getting better each day.

Robinson also detailed his dialysis procedure by highlighting the cleansing that his body goes through. The adversity did not push Nate off his optimistic mindset as he emphasized how he lives to see his children every day.

Nate Robinson’s message to younger players going through medical issues

The 3-time Slam Dunk champion also shared a message for the younger generation. He emphasized the importance of taking good care of one’s health but also provided a path to the light from dark places in life.

“Just do what you can, when you’re feeling right and you’re not feeling as sick or as down, when your body is not as weak, just try to do what you can to make sure your body can withstand and stay as healthy as you possibly can, and still do the things that you love to do,” advised Nate.

He pointed out the fact that happiness is a choice no matter the circumstances and told the next generation to keep their faith and reach out for help to the people closest. Nate also offered his own support for anyone requiring assistance.

After establishing himself as one of the greatest dunkers ever, he finished up with the NBA in 2016 and moved to Israel to play for Hapoel Tel Aviv. In 2017 he returned to the NBA scene with G league team Delaware 87ers, before embarking on a journey to Venezuela where he won his only pro basketball championship with Guaros de Lara in the same year. In 2020, he participated in an exhibition boxing match against Jake Paul, which unfortunately ended in a knockout loss for him.

Nate Robinson has provided the NBA fans with unforgettable moments in the Slam Dunk contests. His immense heart has kept him in a fight in which he must avoid getting knocked out at all costs.

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