David Maurice Robinson – born August 6th, 1965 has to be considered one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. If you don’t like The Admiral you can just get out. One of the greatest centers in the history of the game, David played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs. The Hall of Fame Center (David’s HOF Speech – This is a pretty great example of humility) was drafted 1st overall in the 1987 draft.
His career accomplishments speak for themselves:
2x NBA Champion
NBA MVP in 1995
NBA Defensive MVP in 1992
10x All Star
4x All NBA First Team
2x All NBA Second Team
4x All NBA Third Team
4x NBA All Defensive First Team
4x NBA All Defensive Second Team
NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA All Rookie First Team
NBA 50th Anniversary All Time Team
NBA All Sportsmanship Award in 2001
That’s just the beginning of the never-ending list of this Dream Team member’s accomplishments. He’s one of only 5 players to ever put up over 70 Points in a game, scoring 71 against the Clippers to beat Shaq as the scoring leader for the year. In my opinion that’s not even his best performance. On February 17th, 1994 David Robinson accomplished what only 4 other players (3 in regular time) have done in the history of the game – A Quadruple Double. A true representation of a complete domination of the game, D Rob scored 34 points, had 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks…. Gulp. (http://youtu.be/oIkTMOwJsto – The Admiral’s Video Montage… did I mention the background music is Regulators by Warren G? Double Gulp.)
The Admiral isn’t just known for his ridiculous talent on the basketball court. (His acting skills almost won him a few Emmys – http://youtu.be/eor2hr6FBag – I’M LOOKING AT YOU STERN… Step up your present-giving skills and get this 2011/2012 season started.) David is also known for his charitable efforts and time served in the Navy which has, rightfully so, given Robinson the title of “Good Guy”. I mean the guy even has an award named after him called the Community Assist Award in which the most charitable NBA Star each month receives the David Robinson Plaque.
If I could do half of what this legend has accomplished I would consider myself “The Man”. Let’s celebrate a true role model in a time where sports seem to be focused around all of the negative controversies and missteps athletes/coaches are taking. Thank You D-Rob for keeping true to who you are and what you believe in. You are a true representation of what a superstar is suppose to be!
Smile on brother.