David Robinson, nicknamed "The Admiral," is a retired American basketball player. He played college basketball at the United States Naval Academy as a center. He spent his entire professional career with the San Antonio Spurs. Winning two championships with the Spurs in 1999 and 2003. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. He is 6th in career blocks with 2954.
During his college years, he set NCAA records for block shots and rebounds. In his senior year, David won the Naismith and John Wooden award for best collegiate basketball player in the country. He was selected the first overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft. David had to sit out two years to fulfill his military commitment to the U.S Navy.
In his first full season in the NBA (1989-90), he lead the Spurs to a 35 win improvement and won Rookie of the Year. On the last day of the 1993-1994 season, David scored 71 points against the L.A. Clippers to beat out Shaquille O'Neal for the scoring title. David helped mentor Tim Duncan in winning two NBA championships in 1999 and 2003. David has won numerous accolades during his NBA career. Including: League MVP in 1995, Defensive Player of the Year in 1992, 10 All-Star selections, 10 All-NBA selections, 8 All-Defense selections. He was a member of the original Dream Team that won the gold during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Won another gold medal in basketball during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. David is among the all time leaders in the NBA for scoring, rebounding, and block shots. He was an avid Starcraft player along with teammates Sean Elliott, Tim Duncan and Malik Rose during the '99 title run
His number 50 has been retired by the San Antonio Spurs. After his NBA career, David continued his philanthropic pursuits by founding the Carver Academy. A non-profit private school in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently a minority owner of the Spurs, a venture capitalist and advisor.
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