David Robinson (basketball)
David Robinson played just one year high school basketball at Osbourn Park in Manassas, Virginia. He attended the College until 1987 the Navy Academy ( hence his nickname " The Admiral "). He was a member of the U.S. Basketball Olympic team in Seoul 1988 ( bronze), in Barcelona in 1992 (Gold) and Atlanta 1996 ( gold). Robinson is the only professional in the NBA who has participated in three Olympic Games. In addition, he played in 1987 at the Pan American Championships and the World Championships in 1986 for the United States.
Robinson was established in 1987 by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round (first pick overall ) of the NBA Drafts elected, but only came from the 1989/90 season use, as he initially wanted to end his military training. He played his entire NBA career from 1989 to 2003 for the Spurs. With this team he won the 1999 and 2003 championship in the North American professional basketball league NBA. David Robinson was appointed ten times in the NBA All -Star team.
The mid-nineties was the Admiral undoubtedly one of the best basketball players in the world. In the 1993/94 season he had the highest points average for all NBA players, whom he last season game on April 24, 1994 secured against the Los Angeles Clippers in a most impressive manner by achieving his Career High of 71 points ( a value which even NBA legend Michael Jordan had never reached and could be surpassed until the 2005/06 season by Kobe Bryant with 81 again). It was an individual player, the highest level since the 1977 season points / 78 ( David Thompson, 73 points). A year later in the season 1994/95 Robinson made his Spurs the best team in the league and therefore the NBA Most Valuable Player was selected. In the play-offs, the Spurs eliminated then unhappy to eventual champion from Houston.
However, an NBA championship, he could only win with the support of Tim Duncan in 1999. Since the Spurs now had two strong center, the duo Robinson / Duncan was called the Twin Towers, based on the previous Twin Towers of the Houston Rockets, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson. After the second championship win (2002/ 03) David Robinson ended June 15, 2003 his active career.
On February 17, 1994 Robinson managed something extraordinary. He could become only the fourth player in the NBA history in a game in four statistical categories in each two-digit values to achieve ( a so-called quadruple- double). Against the Detroit Pistons, he was able to record 35 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks. Previously this small feat Nate Thurmond succeeded only (1974 ), Alvin Robertson (1986) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1990).
In 987 regular -season games scored ( 985 as a starter ) David Robinson average of 21.1 points ( on a field throwing hit rate of 51.8 %), 10.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.41 steals and 2.99 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game. In 123 playoff games (all in the starting five ) he was able to average 18.1 points ( on a field throwing hit rate of 47.9 %), 10.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.23 steals and 2.54 recorded blocks in 34.3 minutes per game.
In the history of the San Antonio Spurs, he holds the records for the block ( 2954 ) and transformed ( 6,035 ) and free throws attempted ( 8,201 ). In the all-time best lists of the NBA Robinson ranked fifth in the block, the 15th place at the transformed free throws, the 38th place in the points, and the 29th place in the rebounds.
In the ten All-Star games, which denied Robinson ( three as a starter ), he scored an average of 14.1 points ( on a field throwing hit rate of 58.8 %), 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.30 steals and 1.30 blocks in 18.4 minutes per game.
1990/91 Robinson won the NBA title rebound ( 13.0 rebounds per game), led 1991/92 the league in blocks ( 4.49 blocks on average ) and scored in 1994-95 the average of the highest points average ( 29.8 points per game). On the final day of the season, he scored 71 points against the Los Angeles Clippers and got so close to the title before Shaquille O'Neal. Robinson and Kareem Abdul- Jabbar are the only players in NBA history to have won all these titles.
He leads the all-time best lists of the United States at the Olympic Games in career points (270 ), rebounds (124 ) and blocks (34).
- 4 time all 82 season games: 1989/90, 1990/91, 1992/93 and 1995/96
- 1 time Most Points: 1993 /94 ( 2383 )
- 1 time most defensive rebounds: 1995 /96 ( 681 )
- 2 times most total rebounds: 1990 /91 ( 1063 ) and 1995 /96 ( 1000)
- 3 times most free throws transforms: 1993 /94 ( 693 ), 1994 /95 ( 656) and 1995 /96 ( 626)
- 2 time Most Free Throw Attempts: 1993 /94 ( 925) and 1995 /96 ( 823 )
- 2 times most of the block: 1990/1991 (320 ) and 1991 /92 ( 305)
- 3 times the player with the highest Player Efficiency Rating: 1993/94 (30.7 ), 1994 /95 ( 29.1) and 1995 /96 ( 29.4)
- 5 time best Defensive Rating: 1991-92 ( 94.4 ), 1995-96 ( 96.5 ), 1997-98 ( 93.6 ), 1998-99 ( 87.9 ) and 1999-00 ( 92.2 )
- 6 times among the 3 players with the most Free Throws: 7th place
- 6 times among the 3 players with the most Free Throw Attempts: 7th place
- 6 times among the 3 players with most blocks: 5th place
- 5 times among the 3 players with most blocks Per Game: Place 8
- 7 times among the 3 players with the highest Player Efficiency Rating: 7th place
- 11 times among the 3 players with the highest defensive rating: Place 1
- 7 times in the top 5 players with the most Free Throws: Place 8
- 8 times in the 5 players with the most Free Throw Attempts: Place 9
- 8 times in the 5 players with most blocks: Place 4
- 8 times in the 5 players with most blocks Per Game: Place 5
- 9 times among the five players with the highest Player Efficiency Rating: Place 9
- 11 times in the top 5 players with the highest defensive rating: Place 1
- 9 times among the 10 best players with the most defensive rebounds: 7th place
- 11 times among the 10 players with most blocks: Place 4
- 11 times among the 10 players with most blocks Per Game: Place 5
- 11 times among the 10 players with the highest Player Efficiency Rating: Place 8
- 13 times among the 10 players with the highest defensive rating: Place 1
1989/90 David Robinson to the NBA rookie of the year ( freshman ) was chosen. He won awards as the first all rookie of the month. This was achieved after him Tim Duncan only (1997/ 98), LeBronJames, Carmelo Anthony (both 2003/ 04 ), Chris Paul ( 2005/ 06, West) and Damian Lillard ( 2012/2013, West). He was elected to the 1994/95 season Most Valuable Player (MVP). In addition, he was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year 1991/92 and won five IBM Awards ( 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1996).
He was four times in the All- NBA First Team (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996), twice in the All- NBA Second Team (1994 and 1998) and three times elected to the All- NBA Third Team (1990, 1993 and 2000). In addition, he was named four times to the NBA All-Defensive First Team (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996) and four times in the All-Defensive Second Team (1990, 1993, 1994 and 1998). He was the first player in the NBA history, who was appointed in both an All- NBA and All-Defensive in an NBA team in each of his first seven seasons.
Overall, Robinson was elected 15 times in his NBA career for the NBA Player of the Week four times and the NBA Player of the Month.
1996 appointed to David Robinson one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. In addition, he was appointed to the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 1998.
He was honored with the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2001, 2003 with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. In this year he also received, together with Tim Duncan, by the magazine Sports Illustrated the ceremony as an athlete of the year.
On 15 April 2008 it was announced that Robinson is added to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame on June 19, a Hall of Fame for U.S. Olympic athletes.
Much greater honor was bestowed on him in February 2009. He was given as a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball election to the Hall of Fame Class of 2009 announced. The result of the vote, required at least 18 of 24 votes in favor of the committee in Robinson, was released on April 6. It was announced that Robinson was taken together with Michael Jordan, John Stockton and Jerry Sloan in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The presentation speech at the solemn induction ceremony held September 11, 2009 Larry Brown and George Gervin, both of which are also members of the Hall of Fame. 2013 also was admitted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
His wife, Valerie, and he has three sons: David Maurice, Corey Matthew and Justin Michael.
David Robinson holds a bachelor 's degree in mathematics from the Naval Academy and plays saxophone.
He donates large sums to charity. David and Valerie called in November 1992, the David Robinson Foundation in.