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David Robinson Biography
David Robinson was born August 6, 1965 and is a retiredAmerican NBA basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs forhis entire NBA career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the UnitedStates Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral", and histeammate, power forward Tim Duncan, were nicknamed "The Twin Towers".Robinson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame along with MichaelJordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer on September 11,2009. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest centers in NBA history.
Although there was speculation that Robinson might choose not to sign with theSpurs and to become a free agent once his Navy commitment ended, Robinsondecided in the end to come to San Antonio. Robinson joined the Spurs for the1989-90 season, and led the Spurs to the greatest single season turnaround inNBA history at the time (a record the Spurs themselves broke in 1997-98, afterdrafting Tim Duncan, which was then broken by the Boston Celtics in the 2007-08NBA season). The Spurs went from 21-61 in the 1988-89 season to 56-26 in1989-90, for a remarkable 35 game improvement. They advanced to the secondround of the Western Conference playoffs where they lost in seven games to theeventual conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Following the 1989-90season, he was unanimously named the NBA rookie of the year, and subsequentlySEGA produced a game featuring him entitled David Robinson's Supreme Court.
The Spurs made the playoffs seven more seasons in a row, butnever advanced further than the Western Conference finals. Robinson also madethe 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal in Barcelona. During the1993-94 season, he became locked in a duel for the NBA scoring title withShaquille O'Neal, scoring 71 points (breaking George Gervin's single-gamefranchise record of 63 on the final day of the 1977-78 NBA season) against theLos Angeles Clippers to win it.
Robinson went on to win the MVP trophy in 1995, and in 1996he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Still, from 1991 to1996, Robinson was thwarted in his quest to claim the one prize that had eludedhim: an NBA title. During that span the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffsby the Warriors, Suns (twice), Jazz (twice), and Rockets. The loss against theRockets was particularly painful for Robinson because it occurred in theWestern Conference Finals with Robinson playing head-to-head against his chiefrival, Hakeem Olajuwon. By his own admission, Robinson was outplayed byOlajuwon in the series, their only meetings in post-season play.
Early in the 1997 season, Robinson's dreams of becoming achampion seemed to vanish when he was seriously injured. Robinson hurt his backin the preseason. He did return to play, but six games later, suffered a brokenfoot in a home game against the Miami Heat, and ended up missing the rest ofthe regular season. As a result of the injury to Robinson and other keyplayers, the Spurs finished the season with a dismal 20-62 record. However, hisinjury proved to be a blessing in disguise: due to their dismal record in 1997,the Spurs enjoyed the first pick in the next year's NBA draft, and with it theyselected Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest University, who was, after a few years,the final key to Robinson's quest for an NBA title.
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Posted on 6 January 2017 | 2:18 pm
San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson was announced as one of the speakers for this year’s Wall Street Conference that is happening in Texas on January 19th to talk about his investing business that he built after retiring as an athlete. He is likely to reflect on and discuss his motivations that he had prior to starting this new adventure and share what he learned along the way. It...[Read More]
Posted on 14 October 2016 | 3:48 pm
Basketball stars including David Robinson, Grant Hill, Lenny Wilkens and Teresa Edwards appeared at the NBA Store in New York City to meet with their fans, take photos, and sign autographs earlier this summer. Between the four athletes, there were 10 gold medals and they were as pumped up as everyone else who was viewing and excited about the Summer Olympic games in Rio this year. It was...[Read More]
Posted on 18 February 2015 | 10:49 pm
When David Robinson entered the United States Naval Academy as a young freshman in 1983 he had only one year of organized basketball experience under his belt. By the time he graduated in 1987 with a commission as an officer in the United States Navy he was 7 feet tall and considered to be the best basketball player in Academy history. However, instead of looking forward to the NBA...[Read More]
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