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Encyclopedia > David Robinson (basketball)
David Robinson
David Robinson
Position(s):
Center
Jersey #(s):
50
Born: August 6, 1965 (1965-08-06) (age 42)
Key West, Florida
Career information
Year(s): 1989–2003
NBA Draft: 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Navy
Professional teams
Career stats
Points     20,790
Rebounds     10,497
Blocks     2,954
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Career highlights and awards
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Bronze 1988 Seoul United States
Gold 1992 Barcelona United States
Gold 1996 Atlanta United States
World Championships
Gold 1986 Spain USA

David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965(1965-08-06)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". Robinson is now on staff at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He along with Tim Duncan were known by the nickname "The Twin Towers". Image File history File linksMetadata David_Robinson_(Team_USA). ... The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early life

David Robinson was born in Key West, Florida on August 6, 1965. He was the second child of Ambrose and Freda Robinson. Since Robinson's father was in the Navy, the family moved many times. After his father retired from the Navy, the family settled in Woodbridge, Virginia where Robinson excelled in school and in most sports except basketball. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall in junior high school so he tried basketball, but he soon quit. Robinson attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia just outside of Washington D.C., where Robinson's father was working as an engineer after retiring from the Navy. By his senior year in high school he was 6 feet, 7 inches tall, but he had not played organized basketball. When the coach added the tall senior to the basketball team, Robinson earned all-area and all-district honors but generated little interest among college basketball coaches. Basketball was not his first priority anyway—getting an education was. Robinson scored a 1320 on the SAT, and he chose to go to the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate fraternity for African-American men. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Woodbridge is the name of various places around the world: In Australia: Woodbridge, Western Australia formerly called West Midland. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Osbourn Park Senior High School is a public secondary school in unincorporated Prince William County, Virginia. ... Manassas redirects here. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ...


College basketball career

See also: List of college men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds

Robinson is widely considered to be the best basketball player in U.S. Naval Academy history. He chose the jersey number 50 after his idol Ralph Sampson. By the time he took the court in his first basketball game for the Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team, he had grown to 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), and over the course of his college basketball career he grew to 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m). In Robinson's final two years, he was a consensus All-American and won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden Awards as a Naval Academy first classman (senior). Robinson played for the midshipmen under current University of Georgia Associate Head Coach Pete Herrmann. Upon graduation, he became eligible for the 1987 NBA Draft and was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the first overall pick; however, the Spurs had to wait two years before he could join them because he had to fulfill two years of Navy duty. Ralph Lee Sampson (born July 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The Navy excused him from three years of the normal five years of his military commitment following graduation from the Naval Academy because his height prohibited his deployment in many roles (e.g. aviation, the submarine service, and many ships). Nonetheless, Robinson continued to serve in a reserve role with the Navy and was regularly featured in recruiting materials for the service. Despite the nickname "Admiral", Robinson's actual rank upon fulfilling his service commitment was Lieutenant, Junior Grade.[1] LTJG insignia. ...


At the Naval Academy, Robinson was an outstanding all-around athlete and chess player; during the physical tests that the Academy gives all incoming plebes he scored higher in gymnastics than anyone in his class. This was even more impressive due to his height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) at the time. To put this in perspective, virtually all male gymnasts are well under 6 ft (1.83 m) tall, and the service academies prohibit enrollment to anyone taller than 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m). However, the academies do not drop students who grow past this height limit after enrolling, which later benefited Robinson. During his college basketball career, several teammates and peers gave him the little-used nickname of "The Howler", due to Robinson's shouting at opposing players during critical shots. [2] This article is about the Western board game. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ...


NBA career

Although there was speculation that Robinson might choose not to sign with the Spurs and to become a free agent once his Navy commitment ended,[3] [4] Robinson decided in the end to come to San Antonio. Robinson joined the Spurs for the 1989–90 season, and led the Spurs to the greatest single season turnaround in NBA history at the time[5] (a record the Spurs themselves broke in 1997-98, after drafting Tim Duncan). The Spurs went from 21–61[6] in the 1988–89 season to 56–26 in 1989–90, for a remarkable 35 game improvement. They advanced to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs where they lost in seven games to the eventual conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Following the 1989–90 season, he was unanimously named the NBA rookie of the year, and subsequently SEGA produced a game featuring him entitled David Robinson's Supreme Court. The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1989-1990 season. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... This article is about the video game company. ...


The Spurs made the playoffs seven more seasons in a row, but never got farther than the Western Conference finals. Robinson also made the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal in Barcelona. During the 1993–94 season, he became locked in a duel for scoring champion with Shaquille O'Neal, and by the last game of the season, he scored 71 points against the Los Angeles Clippers to win it.[7] For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Clippers redirects here. ...


Robinson went on to win the MVP trophy in 1995, and in 1996 he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.[8] Still, from 1991 to 1996, Robinson was thwarted in his quest to claim the one prize that had eluded him--an NBA title. During that span the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs by the Warriors, Suns (twice), Jazz (twice), and Rockets. The loss against the Rockets was particularly painful for Robinson because it occurred in the Western Conference Finals with Robinson playing head-to-head against his chief rival, Hakeem Olajuwon. To his own admission, Robinson was outplayed by Olajuwon in the series, their only meetings in post-season play. The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Early in the 1997 season, Robinson's dreams of becoming a champion seemed to vanish when he was seriously injured. Robinson hurt his back in the preseason and missed a huge chunk of the regular season. He did return to play, but six games later, suffered a broken foot in a home game against the Miami Heat, and ended up missing the rest of the regular season (along with several other Spurs players who seemed to get bitten by the injury bug) and the Spurs subsequently fell in the standings and finished the season with a 20–62 record. However, his injury proved to be a blessing in disguise: due to their dismal record in 1997, the Spurs enjoyed the first pick in the next year's NBA draft, and with it they selected Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest University, who was, after a few years, the final key to Robinson's quest for an NBA title.


Champion

Before the start of the 1998–99 season, the NBA owners and the NBA commissioner David Stern locked out the NBA Players' Association to force negotiation on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. This lockout lasted for 202 days, well into the regular NBA season, until finally an agreement was reached. Thus, the NBA season began late on February 5, 1999, making it literally the 1999 NBA season. After playing a truncated 50-game season, the Spurs finished with an NBA-best record of 37–13, giving them the home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is the contract between the NHL and the NHLPA that defines the structure of procedural, financial, and disciplinary relationships between the NHL, its teams, and its players. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The 1999 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1999 season. ...


The Spurs blitzed through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, and Portland Trail Blazers by a combined record of 11–1. In the NBA finals, the combination of Robinson in the post and second-year, 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) forward Tim Duncan proved overpowering, and the Spurs beat the New York Knicks in five games to become the NBA champions. Duncan was named the Finals MVP. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... Knicks redirects here. ...


Champion again

Robinson announced he would retire from basketball after the 2002-03 campaign.


On June 15, 2003, in a fitting finale to Robinson's career, the Spurs sealed another NBA title with an 88–77 victory over the New Jersey Nets in game six of the 2003 NBA Finals. Robinson scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in his final game. And fittingly, he and the year's MVP Tim Duncan—together known as the "Twin Towers" —shared Sports Illustrated magazine's 2003 Sportsmen of the Year award. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ...


Robinson's NBA career averages are 21.1 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, 3.0 blocks per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Also, he is one of only a very small group of players to have scored over 20,000 career points in the NBA, as well as being one of only four players to have recorded a quadruple-double[5] (with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks against the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1994), and one of the only five players to record more than 70 points in a single game (with 71 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 24, 1994), only David Thompson (73 points), Kobe Bryant (81 points), Elgin Baylor (71 points) and Wilt Chamberlain (70, 72, 73×2, 78, 100 points) have scored more than 70 points.[9] A quadruple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in four of these five categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Clippers redirects here. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... There are several men named David Thompson: David Thompson (explorer, early American settler) (c1592-1628), first European settler of New Hampshire David Thompson (explorer) (1770-1857), Canadian explorer David Thompson (politician) (1836-1886), former member of the Canadian House of Commons David Thompson (basketball) (b. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ...


Career awards/accomplishments

His list of awards and accomplishments is long and include a number of records as well as sharing a number of distinctions with very few other luminaries of the game; for his on the court play, he was named among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

  • NBA Champion (1999, 2003)
  • NBA MVP (1995)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • All-NBA First Team (1991, '92, '95, '96)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1994, '98)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1990, '93, 2000, '01)
  • All-Defensive First Team (1991, '92, '95, '96)
  • All-Defensive Second Team (1990, '93, '94, '98)
  • 10-time NBA All-Star
  • Only player in NBA history to win the Rebounding, Blocked Shots, and Scoring Titles and Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and MVP
  • One of only four players to have recorded a quadruple-double
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2001)
  • Third player in NBA history to rank among the league's top 10 in five categories (7th in scoring (23.2 ppg), 4th in rebounding (12.2 rpg), 1st in blocks (4.49 per game), 5th in steals (2.32 per game) and 7th in field-goal percentage (.551))
  • First player in NBA history to rank among the top five in rebounding, blocks and steals (per game) in a single season[5]
  • Fourth player ever to score 70+ in an NBA game
  • 3-time Olympian (1988, '92, '96)
  • One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
  • Led NBA in Scoring (1993–94 season) - 29.8 ppg
  • Led NBA in Rebounding (1990–91 season) - 13.0 rpg
  • Led NBA in Blocked Shots (1991–92 season) - 4.49 bpg
  • Holds record for most IBM Awards (1990, '91, '94, '95, '96)
  • His 10,497 rebounds and 2,954 blocked shots are the most by any player wearing a San Antonio Spurs jersey, and his 20,790 points are second most behind only George Gervin's 23,602. (Had only Gervin's NBA numbers been taken into account, Robinson would be #1 in this category; Gervin scored 4,219 of his points while the franchise was in the American Basketball Association.)
  • Gold Medal in 1986 FIBA World Championship. [10]
  • Member of Dream Team #1 during Olympic Games at Barcelona.

YOU CAN KISS MY BOOTYThe NBA Sportsmanship Award (also named the Joe Dumars Trophy after its first recipient) has been presented by the National Basketball Association each year since 1996, to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity[1... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... The 1986 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Spain from July 5 to 19, 1986. ...

Charitable efforts

Robinson will not only be remembered for his outstanding accomplishments throughout his NBA career, but also for his contributions in his community.


In 1991, Robinson visited with fifth graders at Gates Elementary School in San Antonio and challenged them to finish school and go to college. He offered a $2,000 scholarship to everyone who did. In 1998, proving even better than his word, Robinson awarded $8,000 to each of those students who had completed his challenge. In perhaps his greatest civic and charitable achievement, David and his wife, Valerie, founded the Carver Academy in San Antonio, which opened its doors in September 2001. To date, the Robinsons have donated more than $9 million to the school, believed to be the largest contribution ever made by a professional athlete. The Carver Academy is a non-profit, private school located in San Antonio, Texas. ...


In recognition of his outstanding contributions to charity, in March 2003, the NBA renamed its award for outstanding charitable efforts in honor of Robinson. Winners of the NBA's Community Assist Award receive the David Robinson Plaque, with the inscription "Following the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson who improved the community piece by piece." The award is given out monthly by the league to recognize players for their charitable efforts.


Iraq War controversy

Robinson criticized then Dallas Mavericks players Steve Nash and Nick Van Exel for their criticism of the United States just after the March 2003 Iraq War had begun. The March 25, 2003 Oakland Tribune relayed the story: The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Nickey (Nick) Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Van Exel, a 61 (1. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The Oakland Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Oakland, California by the ANG Newspapers, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group. ...

It all started with Nash wearing a T-shirt to All-Star activities in Atlanta that said, "No War. Shoot for Peace." Nash continued his protest of the war, as reporters asked him about his shirt and his beliefs, up until and after the first U.S. bombs hit Iraq. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...

"From the start, I spoke out just because I don't want to see the loss of life," Nash told ESPN. "People are mistaking anti-war as being unpatriotic. This has nothing to do with the fact that I'm from Canada. This is a much bigger issue. But now that we're in battle, I hope for as many lives to be spared as possible (and) as little violence as possible before a resolution." ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Dallas played San Antonio last week and Spurs center David Robinson, a former Navy officer, didn't like what Nash had to say. He also took exception to Nash's teammate, Nick Van Exel, saying the war initiative gave Americans a bad name. Dallas redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Naval redirects here. ... Nickey (Nick) Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Van Exel, a 61 (1. ...

"I get a little bit upset," Robinson said. "The time for debate is really beforehand. Obviously history will speak on whether this was the right thing or the wrong thing, but right now (the soldiers) are out there. Support'em. There's plenty of time for commentary later. If it's an embarrassment to them, maybe they should be in a different country, because this is America and we're supposed to proud of the guys we elected and put in office." For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

Notes

  1. ^ G.I. Jobs - April 2008
  2. ^ Amazon.com: Sports Great David Robinson (Sports Great Books): Nathan Aaseng: Books
  3. ^ SPORTS OF THE TIMES; THE ROBINSON PLOT THICKENS, The New York Times, May 18, 1987.
  4. ^ The Summer Our Ship Came In, Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, May 20, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c NBA.com: David Robinson Bio
  6. ^ NBA.com: 1988-89 Standings
  7. ^ databasebasketball.com,San Antonio (112) @ LA Clippers (97) (April 24, 1994) accessed January 26, 2007
  8. ^ NBA.com: The NBA at 50
  9. ^ ESPN.com - NBA - Kobe makes records wilt
  10. ^ 1986 USA Basketball

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See also

List of National Basketball Association players who have scored 60 or more points in a single game. ... NBA scoring champions were decided on total points scored through the 1968-69 season, after which points per game was used to determine the champion. ...

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Robinson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only players in NBA history to have led the league in points, rebounds, and blocks (although not all three categories in the same season).
David Robinson (basketball player) (691 words)
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.
Robinson was finally able to join the Spurs for the 1989-1990 season, and he helped the team make the playoffs, where they lost in seven games against eventual western conference champions Portland Trail Blazers.
Robinson made the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics, and he scored 71 points in a game against the Clippers late in 1994 to obtain that year's scoring title; Robinson went on to win the NBA's MVP trophy in 1995.
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