Nate Robinson has revealed some shocking news to his fans. The former NBA player released a statement on Saturday announcing that he is battling kidney failure.
“I am currently undergoing treatment for Renal Kidney Failure and have been privately dealing with it for the last four years,” he said. The former Knick decided to share the news to shed light on the disease.
“I’m sharing this now because I want to be the voice for all those who are having trouble speaking about this illness and come together for a greater cause- our health,” he added. “I was never a vocal leader on the court. I preferred to lead by example, but now it’s time for me to speak up and help all those affected by or dealing with Kidney Disease.”
The 38-year-old thanked the medical staff who have cared for him for the last four years. “I am grateful for the care I’ve received and continue to receive during this process and hope through this announcement that I can help others like me.”
Over the course of his NBA career, Nate Robinson has played for 8 teams for 11 seasons and played his last season for the New Orleans Pelicans from 2015-2016. We will keep Nate Robinson in our thoughts and prayers.
11-year NBA veteran Nate Robinson – a three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion – announces he is battling renal kidney failure and is undergoing treatment. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/VICvjXOW7k
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