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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.
Mike Krzyzewski has added his third recruit of the 2015 class. He’s not another 5-star talent like Chase Jeter or Luke Kennard, but he is the son of one of the best to ever play the game. According to 247Sports’ Adam Rowe, Justin Robinson—the son of former San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson—will join the Duke basketball team next season as a walk-on:
Fashion has always played a role in metal rock culture, from leather jackets and black shirts of bands like Iron Maiden to the masks and costumes of GWAR and Slipknot. If you’re in a metal band from San Antonio, goals of dressing in black are a little different. “My dream has always been to perform on stage in a David Robinson jersey,” said Danny Leal, frontman of the San Antonio metal band Upon A Burning Body. “But not just any ‘Admiral’ jersey, a legit, authentic one.”
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Olajuwon actually sat down with the guys from Red Nation and went down memory lane with them. It’s a long video, but here’s the paraphrased quote from “The Dream” Spurs fans are looking for: ” I want to correct everybody, David deserved the MVP. I wasn’t having an MVP year that year and David was having a great year. The motivation was knowing we can win but had nothing to do with being mad at losing the MVP to David Robinson.”
In an obvious attempt to make sure folks with the Oklahoma City Thunder have to answer questions about the subject, Cuban wondered aloud if the perennial contender would consider junking this season after injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put them on the sidelines for another month. “The question I don’t think anybody’s asked is why they don’t try to pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?” Cuban said. He insisted he wasn’t suggesting anything inappropriate. He was just curious why the question hasn’t been asked. And no, he wouldn’t say whether he would consider tanking the season if he were in the Thunder’s position.
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Cuban hopes it will be Duncan’s last and would like to honor the future Hall of Famer on March 24, the Spurs’ last scheduled trip to Dallas of the season. “If we get word that it’s his last year here, we’ll do something special,” said Cuban, who would similarly honor former Mavs Steve Nash and Jason Terry if they make it clear they plan to retire at the end of the season. “We did the same thing for David Robinson. I’m hoping Tim will bless us with those words.“ What kind of farewell prize might Cuban offer Duncan? The possibilities are practically limitless. “Probably worth a salary-cap violation,” Cuban joked.
Popovich and his Euro-darkhorse pilfering GM, R.C. Buford, are on Spurs version 3.0, having gone from the original Duncan-Robinson-Sean Elliott nucleus to Duncan-Parker-Ginobili, then to this team that was five seconds away last spring with Kawhi Leonard leading a young supporting cast. Of course, this season they’ve been hit with all sorts of injuries… saving Popovich the trouble of resting guys, who are recuperating instead. In Parker’s case, the “forseeable future” lasted 12 days before he returned to make 10 of 15 shots in a victory over Dallas. Seems like a long run, if you ever stop to think about it. “I do,” said Popovich. “So the next time it gets turned over, somebody else is going to be there.”
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No other elite team has ever been at it as long as the Spurs, whose endless heyday began 17 years ago when Tim Duncan fell to them in the lottery and joined David Robinson in the game’s greatest big-man tandem. Of course, Timmy’s been on his own for 11 years; that’s how long it’s been since David retired. It was 14 years from 1999, when the Spurs won the first of their four titles, to last spring when they were five seconds from No. 5 before Miami’s Ray Allen tied Game 6 with a three-pointer, forcing an overtime, and, ultimately, Game 7 which the Heat won. Not even Bill Russell, who won 11 titles in 13 seasons with the Celtics, stuck around that long.
Things are apparently winding down on Winding Lane for former NBA star David Robinson. Two years removed from selling his Texas-sized mansion on 1 Admiral Lane, the San Antonio Spurs legend is once again looking to deal. Since announcing his NBA retirement in 2003 the Hall of Fame basketball player and two-time Olympic gold medalist — who earned the nickname “The Admiral” because of his service in the U.S. Navy — has dabbled in everything from philanthropy to financial advisory to, most recently, the world of venture capitalism. Robinson now looks to raise some capital after listing his San Antonio home for $3.695 million. While not quite as large as his previous home, a 12,500-square-foot custom manse, his latest property certainly isn’t lacking in size. Sited on two acres in Shavano Park, The Admiral’s Mediterranean-style home weighs in comfortably at 8,175 square feet of living space and has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three fireplaces.
Turning heads is a family trait. After all, Corey’s dad David makes people turn their heads every second of the day. The 7-foot basketball Hall of Famer and NBA legend is impossible to miss on the Notre Dame sidelines. He’s taking pictures, smiling and chatting with anyone that approaches him. But for David, now it’s about watching his son grow on the football field. Corey’s also continuing to grow–literally in terms of height. He entered camp at 6’5″ but says he’s not sure if he’s already a little taller than that. David shot up seven inches while in college at Navy. That’s how the elder Robinson developed the nickname “The Admiral”. David Robinson went on to an incredible NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs.
Fourteen years after his first ring came with the likes of David Robinson on his side and Patrick Ewing on the other, Duncan could use another 30-point, 17-rebound outing like he had in Game 6 to help seal this deal. But Russell, who told Duncan five years ago that the Spurs star was the player who most reminded him of himself, will see him as a once-in-a-generation player even if he doesn’t. “Playing with Tim Duncan creates great opportunities,” said Russell ,who sat down with USA TODAY Sports after an appearance on NBA TV before Game 6. “Certain things happen, and it frees certain players.
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It’s been 10 years since David Robinson left his team in the hands of Tim Duncan and a couple of precocious and unpredictable young guards named Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Now it’s Duncan’s legacy that is being debated as the Spurs battle the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. “I was fortunate to end my last game on a win. I’d love to see that for Tim,” Robinson said. “I don’t know if this will be his last year. If they win it this time, there’s nothing to say they can’t win it again next year.”
Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams on coaching David Robinson: “David was good already. Tom, (Thibodeau) our head coach and I were both on the staff in San Antonio. I think he (Robinson) got into a good routine offensively and defensively. He was so much more than just a basketball player. He was kind of the foundation stone. The hallmark of the Spurs from that time to now is having good people on the team. You had David, Sean (Elliott), a wonderful guy, and Avery (Johnson). Then this was carried out by Tim (Duncan), he’s a heck of guy. So now you had David and Tim together. Now, having Tim gives you that kind of stability, probably a different kind of leadership than David. We were a very close knit-team. We (Bulls coaches) were just at a restaurant. I was with Tom and I told him, ‘This was the place where we gave Sean his going away party when we traded him.’ That’s highly unusual. Now guys go from team-to-team all the time. If someone on the team had a birthday, we would celebrate by going to that person’s house and most of players would be there with their wives. It was a nice and constructive social setting, which carried over to the basketball floor. David was the catalyst certainly to that.”