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David Robinson

Enshrined 2009
Key West, FL
Born: August 6, 1965

Biography

Christened “The Admiral” at the US Naval Academy, David Robinson patrolled the lane like a mighty aircraft carrier for nearly twenty seasons. Robinson led the nation in rebounding and blocked shots in 1987 and for his efforts he won both the Naismith and Wooden Awards that year. After fulfilling his commitment to the US Navy, Robinson joined the San Antonio Spurs in 1989 and quickly transformed the franchise into a contender. He spent his entire career in San Antonio leading his mates to two NBA championships, the first in 1999 and the second in 2003, Robinson’s final season. A ten-time All-Star, Robinson led the NBA in scoring in 1994 when he torched the nets for 71 points in the final game of the season to edge out Shaquille O’Neal. The 1992 Defensive Player of the Year was equally effective as a shot-blocker, rebounder, and all-around talent. A three-time Olympian, Robinson won two gold medals (1992, 1996) and one bronze medal (1988).

Career Highlights

NBA Rookie of the Year, 1990
NBA Most Valuable Player, 1995
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
The Sporting News College Player of the Year, 1987