Former NBA Star Nate Robinson Reveals He Has Kidney Failure, Is Undergoing Treatment

The ex-NY Knicks guard says he wants “to be the voice” for those experiencing the disease.

On Saturday (Oct. 15), former NBA star Nate Robinson announced he’s undergoing treatment for renal kidney failure, which he’s been dealing with for the last four years.

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the former New York Knicks point guard noted in a statement that he decided to share his story because he wants "to be the voice for all those who are having trouble speaking about this illness, and come together for a greater cause—our health."

Most recently, Robinson participated in a boxing match against YouTuber Jake Paul in 2020. He also launched an amateur dunk contest called “Dunk Dynasty” earlier this week, including participants Michael Purdie, Tony Crosby, Chris Staples, Darius Clark and Jamiko McNair.

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Robinson was selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns before being traded to the Knicks. The 38-year-old spent 4.5 seasons with New York with his best year being the 2008-09 campaign when he averaged 17.2 points and 4.1 assists per game.

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