Talking Points: Nate Robinson wants to play for Seahawks?




With the NBA in lockout mode, some players are looking to Europe for employment. Nate Robinson has another idea.

The Oklahoma City point guard tweeted on Tuesday that he wants Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to give him a tryout.

Carroll played along, suggesting Robinson bring his cleats and practice. But the former Husky — who played some cornerback while at the UW — was a no-show.

Too bad. Watching the 5-foot-9 Robinson play defensive back in the NFL would top any slam dunk contest.


While we’re catching up on Oklahoma City Thunder news, we note that Kevin Durant scored 66 points on Monday in the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic at Harlem’s Rucker Park, one of New York’s best-known playgrounds for pickup basketball.

Stories like this remind us that some stars really will play for the love of the game.

Of course, it also reminds us that A) the love of the game might be the only reason Durant plays for a while; and B) this Durant kid might have done OK with the Trail Blazers.


So Bojana, how were those caverns?

Serbian tennis player Bojana Jovanovski nearly missed her match on Monday at the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, Calif., when she initially flew to the Carlsbad in New Mexico.

Her first clue that she was in the wrong place?

“One man asked me at the airport … ‘What are you doing here? Are you playing tennis?’ ” Jovanovski told the Los Angeles Times. “I said, ‘Yeah, it’s a tennis tournament.’ And he said, ‘Here?’ ”

The 19-year-old found her way to the correct Carlsbad with a half-hour to spare. She won the first set of her match against Roberta Vinci, but wound up losing in three sets.

Maybe a visit to the Carlsbad Caverns would have been more fun.

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