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David Robinson
David Robinson
Position: None
Born: 08/06/65
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
The Spurs and Timberwolves stood for the national anthem as normal. But after the anthem, both squads locked arms while still standing on their respective ends on the court. San Antonio franchise icons Tim Duncan and David Robinson also locked arms with the Spurs, as the team played a message of unity in slideshow fashion across the scoreboard that drew thunderous applause from the fans in attendance. A league source said the Spurs’ players felt strongly about putting out the message and that Duncan attended the game just to be a part of that message. The last time Duncan had attended a game at AT&T Center was when the Spurs retired his jersey in December.
1 month ago via ESPN
It is a level of consciousness that heartens the 52-year-old Robinson. And while Robinson is careful not to criticize any protesting players, he says it remains to be seen whether their strong words will be matched by meaningful deeds — or make the kind of difference that is happening at Carver. “There is certainly more awareness now. Guys understand their influence and opportunity,” Robinson said. “I’ve talked to a lot of young athletes. They care. They want to do something significant. The question is, how? How do they do it?”
Robinson’s vision for social activism came into focus three decades ago during a two-year military commitment after his graduation from the Naval Academy. During that time, Robinson visited a couple of dozen Washington, D.C.-area high schools to deliver a simple message: Just say no to drugs. “I realized it was like trying to put a Band-Aid on a big wound,” Robinson recalled. “Some of the kids would say, ‘This ain’t reality to us.’ From what they knew, drug dealers were making money. Or education wouldn’t change their lives. I found myself wondering, what can I do to help these kids? How do I make change?”
Robinson says that is where many people who command the spotlight can be helpful. Robinson applauded stars such as LeBron James, Chris Paul and others who have backed up their calls for social justice by donating millions of dollars for things such as after-school programs and college scholarships. As he watches more athletes find their voice embracing the new civil rights movement, he said he will be dividing them into two categories: those who just say things, and those who back their words with action.