By Aaron Glenn
Breaking news from this past week, former NBA player Nate Robinson has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv. In his NBA career, Nate averaged 11 points per game while dishing out 3 assists per game. He has been a journeyman in the NBA playing for 8 different teams. In his prime he was averaging 17 points per game with the New York Knicks. At 5”9 he is the only 3 time NBA dunk contest champion. At 31 years of age he looked a step slower this year when he was playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.
When Nate arrived in Israel he received a very warm welcome from Hapoel Tel Aviv fans in the airport. As reported earlier this month, Nate told the media he still plans on pursuing a career in the NFL and that this is just a pit stop before he works on his football skills at the end of the season.
This is a very smart rental for a 9-14 Hapoel Tel Aviv. It is sure to increase their ticket sales and will certainly increase the talent level on the team. After a crushing defeat last week against Herzliya, Hapoel Tel Aviv looks to bounce back in the hyped debut of Nate Robinson tonight vs. Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion.