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Nate Robinson Says He May Look At Football

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Oklahoma City guard Nate Robinson tells a basketball publication he may try a return to football if the NBA's lockout disrupts the season.

Robinson, who was traded to the Thunder in the deal that sent Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green to the Boston Celtics for Kendrick Perkins, was a cornerback in college, playing for the Washington Huskies.

He told SLAM Magazine's Tzvi Twersky he may try to make it in the NFL and says he's being doing a "little bit of training". The 27-year-old says he doesn't think he'd have any problem making his way onto an NFL training camp.

He only played one year of football at Washington, getting into three games, making 12 total tackles. He also had a big interception late in the fourth quarter of theHuskies' 29-26 triple-overtime win against Washington State.

Of course, the NFL is currently in a lockout as well. So, what happens if that lockout continues into the season? Robinson says he could always play basketball overseas.

The 5'9" former slam dunk champion has a year remaining on his current contract with the Thunder.