David Robinson, 2000

David Robinson

Key West, FL, USA
School: United States Naval Academy, Osbourn Park High, University of the Incarnate Word
Work: San Antonio Spurs, Carver Academy, Admiral Capital Group
Links: Wikipedia


Biography

Born August 6, 1965, in Key West Florida, David Maurice Robinson was a professional, American basketball player having played for the San Antonio Spurs and US Mens Olympic Basketball Team.
 
Robinson, a 7′ 1″ center, was a 10-time NBA All-Star (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001), 2-time NBA Champion (1999, 2003), 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1992, 1996), MVP (1995) and was named one of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History”. He attended the United States Naval Academy and was a civil engineering officer (Lieutenant, Junior Grade) in the U.S. Navy.
 
Nicknamed “The Admiral”, Robinson received the Children’s Champion Award from the Children’s Hunger Fund. He was recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership and was honored by the NBA for his charitable efforts through the David Robinson Plaque.

“God has followed me in my career and he has blessed me and he has strengthen me and he has encouraged me. Anyone who knows me or anyone who’s watched me, you have seen His hand in my life. And my prayer is that He will walk with you as He has walked with me, all through my life.”

Photo: Public Domain; David Robinson Biography References: “Trials of David” by Leigh Montville, April 29, 1996, Sports Illustrated; “The game’s greatest giants ever” March 6, 2007, ESPN.com; David Robinson, September 11, 2009, Hall Of Fame Induction Speech

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