Former New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson is on the comeback trail and hoping to return to the NBA – a league he now claims drove him to therapy.
‘The NBA gave me my depression,’ the 34-year-old Robinson told Bleacher Report. ‘I’ve never been a depressed person in my life.’
A 5ft9, high-flying spark plug known for alternately thrilling and frustrating coaches, players and fans, Robinson explained it was his behavior – often seen as childish – that made him a target for criticism.
The perception that he refused to focus was not unfounded. While playing for the Knicks in 2009, for instance, the Seattle native hit a 3-pointer against the New Jersey Nets in the final moments of the first quarter.