Date of Birth: 6 August 1965
Born At: Key West, Florida USA
NBA Experience : 14 seasons
- Named the league’s MVP in 1995
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1992
- NBA Rookie of the Year in 1990
- Has won the IBM Award five times: 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1996
- Won the NBA Rebounding Title in 1991, the NBA Blocked Shots Title in 1992 and the NBA Scoring Title in 1994 (he and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only two players in NBA history to win each of the three titles)
- Honored with the 2001 NBA Sportsmanship Award
- Named to the All-NBA First Team four times (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996) the All-NBA Second Team twice (1994 and 1998) and the All-NBA Third Team three times (1990, 1993 and 2000)
- Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team four times (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996) and the All-Defensive Second Team four times (1990, 1993, 1994 and 1998)
- Is the only player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and an NBA All-Defensive Team in each of his first seven NBA seasons (since the NBA started the All-Defensive Team in 1968-69)
- A 10-time All-Star
- In 1996 named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time
- The Spurs all-time NBA leader in games, rebounds, blocked shots, assists and both FT made and attempted and is second in franchise history in points and both FG made and attempted
- Has been named the NBA Player of the Week 15 times and NBA Player of the Month 4 times
- The only male basketball player in U.S. history to appear in three different Olympic Games: was the leading scorer on the 1996 Team which captured gold in Atlanta, was a member of the 1992 Team that won the gold in Barcelona and the 1988 Team that won the bronze in Seoul
- Is the United States’ all-time leader in Olympic history in career points (270), rebounds (124) and blocked shots (34)
- Played on the 1987 Pan American Team and the 1986 USA World Championship Team
David Robinson biography
Born August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida) is an American former NBA basketball player, who was considered one of the greatest to ever play. A devout born-again Christian, Robinson is also an amateur musician who enjoys playing various instruments at home. His nickname is The Admiral.
When Robinson was a youngster, he moved many times with his family, as his father was a Navy officer. After his father retired from the Navy, the family settled in Northern Virginia, where he attended high school. He then enrolled in the US Naval Academy.
Robinson was an outstanding all-around athlete; during the physical tests that the Academy gave all of its incoming plebes, he scored higher on the gymnastics portions of the test than anyone in his class, except for the plebes who were slated to be on the Academy’s gymnastics team. This was even more impressive because he was 6’7″ (2.01 m) when he arrived at Annapolis. To put this in perspective, virtually all male gymnasts are well under 6 feet (1.83 m) tall, and the service academies prohibit anyone taller than 6’8″ (2.03 m) from enrolling. However, the academies do not drop students who grow past the limit after enrolling there, which would prove to be important to Robinson.
His career averages are of 21.1 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, 3.0 blocks per game and 2.5 assists per game. He is one of only a small group of players to have scored over 20,000 career points in the NBA, and one of only four players to have recorded a quadruple-double (with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks against the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 17, 1994).
Robinson will not only be remember for his outstanding accomplishments throughout his NBA career, but more importantly, for his contributions in his community. He jump-started the Carver Academy in San Antonio by donating $11 million.