Considering he is just 5’9″, Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson has had to overcome a lot throughout his basketball career. His latest challenge is recovering from a torn ACL suffered on Jan. 29.
Well, if this video of Robinson dunking that he posted on his Instagram account is any indication, it looks like that injury will be the latest obstacle he triumphs over.
The fact that Robinson is already dunking just six months after the injury is incredibly impressive and inspiring. Robinson has talked in the past about how hard he’s working to recover fully by the start of the 2014-15 NBA season and it appears he’s on the right path.
From Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post in March:
“Things happen,” Robinson said.
“God always has a plan for everybody. So, it’s just another obstacle that I’ve got to hop over and keep pushing. But for me it’s going push me to continue to work hard. You can’t take your game for granted. It just shows your character. It shows how hard and how bad you really want it. I’m a player that, I love this game. I’m going to come back strong and ready to play.”
Asked if he’d be ready for training camp in the fall, Robinson said, “Yeah, for sure.”
Robinson averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game with the Nuggets last season before going down with the injury. The 2014-15 season will be Robinson’s 10th year in the NBA.