HoopsHype David Robinson rumors

March 4, 2014 Updates

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. Forbes.com

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.” Forbes.com

January 29, 2014 Updates

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. Realtor

September 23, 2013 Updates

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. WNDU

June 20, 2013 Updates

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. USA Today Sports

June 13, 2013 Updates

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." ESPN.com

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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.” NBA.com

October 25, 2012 Updates

Lakers Coach Mike Brown said he was "fine" with the proposal, an interesting take considering he's coached on teams with talented centers, including Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard. "It's a little tough because everybody plays so small. With them playing quote-unquote small ball, bigs don't have an opportunity to flourish or shine, however you may want to call it," Brown said. "So the league is just trying to get the biggest names and, in their opinion, the most talented players out there. They're just trying to find a fair way to do it." Los Angeles Daily News

October 13, 2012 Updates

At 6-foot-11 and 235 pounds, he should have an easier adjustment than his predecessors. The position no longer has bruisers such as Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing or David Robinson. With the exception of Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, Bosh will face competitors who are mostly glorified power forwards. Bosh said the move is "over analyzed" because the evolution at center. "The game was different back then," he said. "The game changes every now and then. At that point, it was all about girth. You have to be big, Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing and Vlade Divac. It's different now. The game is a lot faster. If you're big, we're going to run right by you. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Kobe Bryant said that this year’s United States Olympic men’s team could beat the Dream Team. Do you agree? David Robinson: I give Kobe a lot of credit for standing up for his team. I think this team has some great players and some unstoppable scorers. They could beat us on any given day. But on the whole, I think there’s still some things they have to prove to themselves and everybody else. New York Times

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