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David Robinson
David Robinson
Position: -
Born: 08/06/65
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Earnings: $114,448,123 ($712,917*)
“Trust me, if I knew it was okay to team up after Houston busting my ass in 94, I would have went and played next to Hakeem … I would have went to go play with Tim Duncan and Dave Robinson … But I was like nope. I’m checking my leaks, licking my wounds, and I want to beat these dudes and we did. “Rob got seven, I got four but whenever we saw something, we hate.”
What are your initial thoughts when you think about it being 20 years since the events of September 11, 2001? David Robinson: Wow. It is hard to believe that it’s been that long. There are those moments you have in your life that you will always remember where you were and what you were doing when you hear about them and, and for me certainly this was one. In your lifetime, you hope you never hear about a war starting or being in a war. But to be hit on your home soil, it’s like someone breaking into your house. I mean, it’s intensely personal and it’s hard to explain all the feelings that we’re kind of going through my head at the time, both military and just as an American. And even as an athlete, you feel like is what we are doing even important?
Can you take me back to what that day was like for you – from your perspective as both an NBA player and as someone that served in the military prior to your basketball career? David Robinson: Yeah, it was a tough day. I remember I was playing, and I just thought about all the people that I had served with, all the people that I knew that would be in harm’s way. And it was very, very sobering. Any kind of a wartime situation is a horrific thing to even imagine, and seeing it become a reality was almost surreal for me.
David Robinson: It’s one thing just to run your mouth, but a whole other thing to say I’m committed to this change. Seeing somebody like Colin Kaepernick put everything on the line for that, to me, that’s an important statement. That’s something that’s a very strong move. Other athletes have put a lot of their money and energy behind [specific issues] – LeBron James and education. There’s a lot of men and women who are out there putting their lives on the line for other people. I saw Naomi Osaka talk about giving her winnings in her next tournament to Haiti [following August’s devastating earthquake]. So, people are committing themselves to what’s happening in the world, and I think that that’s fantastic to use the platform that way.