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Former slam dunk champion publicizes he’s battling kidney failure

Nate Robinson defied the percentages at 5 ft, 9 inches tall to win three NBA slam dunk contests, so he is no stranger to uphill battles. Sadly, he is coping with one other.

The former NBA vet introduced he’s present process remedy for kidney failure.

Perhaps much more gorgeous is Robinson has been battling it for 4 years.

Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks dunks during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at the American Airlines Center Feb. 13, 2010, in Dallas. 

Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks dunks in the course of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night as a part of the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend on the American Airlines Center Feb. 13, 2010, in Dallas. 
(Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE through Getty Images)

“I’m sharing this now as a result of I need to be the voice for all those that are having bother talking about this sickness and are available collectively for a larger trigger — our well being,” he mentioned in a press release.

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“I used to be by no means a vocal chief on the courtroom. I most well-liked to steer by instance, however now it is time for me to talk up and assist all these affected by or coping with kidney illness,” he mentioned.

The 38-year-old received the slam dunk contest in 2006, 2009 and 2010 whereas spending his first 5 seasons with the New York Knicks. 

Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks poses with his trophy after winning the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest as part of All-Star Saturday Night during 2010 NBA All Star Weekend Feb. 13, 2010, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. 

Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks poses along with his trophy after successful the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest as a part of All-Star Saturday Night throughout 2010 NBA All Star Weekend Feb. 13, 2010, on the American Airlines Center in Dallas. 
(Noah Graham/NBAE through Getty Images)

He additionally performed for the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans.

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