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Autograph University Interview: Nate Robinson

January 15, 2010
Blake Arena – Springfield College
Springfield, Mass.

With all eyes on basketball’s future stars at the 2011 Hoop Hall Classic, an NBA veteran made a surprise appearance to support his hometown team. Celtics guard Nate Robinson, a Seattle native, cheered on the Emerald City’s Garfield High School from a front row seat behind their bench.

During halftime, Nate took a few minutes to talk autographs with me. In this video, Nate discusses the first time someone asked him to sign, which NBA player he idolized as a teenager, and the memorabilia he has collected during his career.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the interview.

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About the author: is the founder of Autograph University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Connect with him on Twitter at @mattraymond.

10 comments… add one

  • Laura February 1, 2011, 11:51 am

    I like the interview, but it was too zoomed in with the camera.

  • Matt Raymond February 1, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Hi Laura, thanks for the feedback. I agree with you, I am basically on top of Nate Rob. The reason is that people were walking behind me during the halftime break–sort of like two cars trying to pass on a single lane street.

  • Adam April 24, 2011, 3:19 am

    Went to a signing of his at a local mall with Glen Davis. The pen thined out on his auto and unfortunately when I went up to his table while they were signing they were joking with each other and didnt hear me say thanks or good luck.

  • Doug (Buckin'Nutz SCN) January 18, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Great interview, I never expected him to be that cool. Seems like a good guy.

  • Matt Raymond January 19, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Thanks for the feedback Doug!

  • Johnavon July 30, 2014, 12:31 am

    That’s really thinking at an imrepssive level

  • Meng Kue May 13, 2013, 5:56 pm

    Fantastic video Matt! I love the work you’ve been doing. I know you have child now but find time to keep this site going. As for myself, I just turned 35, I’m married with two kids, just got my masters degree two days ago, and just picked up graphing this year from a classmate who is seasoned in graphing. He found out I was a picture framer and we’ve been bartering since (I practically have everything he’s graphed in the past 5 years for the framing I’ve given him). However, I decided this year to graph for myself at the hotels and arenas. I couldn’t have done though without the information you’ve given on this website. Keep it coming Matt!! Thank you for you hard work!!!

  • Matt Raymond May 13, 2013, 9:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the comment, I really appreciate the kind words :)

  • kimmie k May 19, 2013, 9:42 pm

    awesome vid! waiting for a vid with ray j!

  • Bill February 12, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Hey Matt, i’m going to my first NBA game next Friday (Phoenix at Minnesota) and I am a die hard suns fan so I could not be more excited. I am looking to get some autographs and just wondering if you had any tips specifically for Minneapolis and the Target Center. I heard the visiting team stays at the Grand Hotel across the street…could that be accurate?

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