Honoring David Robinson

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Matthew Mooney in NBA
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The San Antonio Spurs are one of my two favorite teams.  David Robinson is the reason I have followed them so closely even from Atlanta. Somewhere around 1986, NBA scouts began to report on a freak of nature that happened to play center for the Navy, not really known for their basketball prowess. David Robinson came out of nowhere, and the first time I saw a scouting video, my mouth stood agape and I wished, hoped, and prayed my hometown Hawks could get this guy.  He was seven feet tall, amazingly athletic, and a supreme ball handler.  I thought he was going to dominate the NBA. And he did. David Robinson was the perfect center.  Seven feet tall, he had height, strength, and solid fundamentals: he excelled at offense and defense. When they induct him into the hall of fa ...

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