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Former NBA Star Nate Robinson: I Don’t Have ‘Long to Live’ Without Kidney Transplant | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors



Former NBA Star Nate Robinson: I Don't Have 'Long to Live' Without Kidney Transplant | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors
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Former NBA participant Nate Robinson says he “does not have lengthy to stay” if he does not obtain a kidney transplant, based on Jake Nisse of the Day by day Mail.

“I do know that I haven’t got lengthy if I can not get a kidney,” Robinson advised Nisse. “I do know I am not going to have lengthy to stay. So I simply need to make the perfect of it as a lot as I can.”

“Some folks’s physique reject dialysis. And thank God that mine accepts it and I can stay,” Robinson continued. “If I did not go to dialysis, I would not stay most likely longer than per week or two.”

Robinson first announced he was affected by renal kidney failure in October 2022.

A primary-round decide within the 2005 NBA draft, Robinson performed 11 seasons for eight NBA groups together with the New York Knicks earlier than taking part in his ultimate NBA recreation in 2015.

He then performed within the NBA G League, BIG3 and abroad earlier than retiring after struggling renal kidney failure in 2018.

Within the NBA, Robinson made historical past as the one NBA participant to have gained three Slam Dunk Contests.

He retired having racked up 6,807 factors, 1,826 assists and 1,446 rebounds in 618 profession regular-season video games all through a profession that took him from the Knicks to the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans.

Robinson advised Playmaker in 2022 that he realized his kidneys had been broken by hypertension whereas taking part in for the Knicks in 2006.

“It was stunning to listen to that sooner or later, a while, my kidneys have been going to go,” Robinson stated in 2022 (h/t the Nationwide Kidney Basis.) “I wished to get pleasure from my time within the league and play for so long as I might. I attempted to maintain it deep down, stay my life, and benefit from the time I had within the NBA. I used to be not going to let that cease me from taking part in and doing what I do.”

The previous NBA star advised HoopsHype’s Sam Yip in February that he was nonetheless searching for a kidney.

Till he is ready to discover a transplant, Robinson advised Nisse he does dialysis 3 times per week, for 4 hours per session, so as to keep alive.

“The machine has been serving to my longevity and my life proper now,” Robinson advised Nisse. “So I am simply having fun with the instances the place I do really feel wholesome. I attempt to get on the market with my children, see my household and play basketball, do the issues that I really like.”

Robinson noticed his son Nahmier Robinson decide to play faculty soccer at Colorado final summer time. He appeared in a single recreation and can play as a redshirt freshman subsequent season.