You Are Here > > > David Robinson

David Robinson

Full name: David Maurice Robinson
Nickname(s): The Admiral
Gender: Male
Height: 7-1 (216 cm)
Weight: 236 lbs (107 kg)
Born: August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida, United States
Affiliations: San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Other SR Links: Basketball-Reference.com, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Biography

David Robinson, known as The Admiral because of his service in the US Navy, is considered one of the greatest centers to ever play basketball. Robinson enrolled at the US Naval Academy in 1983, when he was not recruited by major basketball schools. While at Annapolis, he grew from 198 cm (6-6) to 216 cm (7-1), and became a force as a center. Robinson was the #1 overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, chosen by the San Antonio Spurs. He had to fulfill a two-year service commitment, which was a Naval Academy compromise, and less than the usual five-year commitment required of Midshipmen.

Robinson played for 14 years in the NBA, all with the Spurs, helping them win NBA titles in 1999 and 2003. He was a 10-time NBA All-Star (1990-96, 1998, 2000-01), and was named All-NBA First team in 1991-92, and 1995-96. He was chosen as the NBA’s MVP in 1995 and was NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. Robinson was chosen NBA Rookie of the Year in 1990 and was given the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2001. He was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and his #50 was retired by the San Antonio Spurs.

During his NBA career, Robinson averaged 21.1 ppg, scoring 20,790 points, and averaged 10.6 rebounds/game. He led the NBA in scoring in 1993/94 with 29.8 ppg, in rebounding in 1990/91 with 13.0 rpg, and in blocked shots in 1991/92 with 4.49 bpg. In 1994, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Robinson scored 71 points, becoming only the fourth NBA player to score 70 or more points in a game, after Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and David Thompson ([Kobe Bryant] would later join this club, scoring 81 in a game in 2006). In February 1994, in a game against the Detroit Pistons, Robinson became only the fourth NBA player to record a quadruple-double, with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks.

Internationally, Robinson played on the 1988 US Olympic team that won a bronze medal, but he is best known for having been a member of the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team, the first time that NBA professionals had been allowed to compete at the Olympics. The Dream Team won the gold medal easily and Robinson again played at the Olympics in 1996, on Dream Team II, becoming the first American man to win three Olympic basketball medals when they also won gold. As a collegian, Robinson also won a silver medal at the 1987 Pan American Games and a gold medal at the 1986 World Championships.

The Admiral was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. He was chosen as a member of the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2008. Both of those were individual honors, but in 2010 and 2009 respectively, the 1992 Dream Team was also chosen for those Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST STL TOV BLK
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1988-09-29 USA 78, AUS 49 12 7 1 1 3 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1988-09-28 URS 82, USA 76 19 12 0 2 2 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-26 USA 94, PUR 57 9 4 1 2 0 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1988-09-18 USA 97, ESP 53 16 11 0 2 2 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1988-09-20 USA 76, CAN 70 4 5 1 0 1 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1988-09-21 USA 102, BRA 87 11 2 0 0 0 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Group B Match #12 1 1988-09-23 USA 108, CHN 57 13 7 1 1 0 0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Basketball United States USA Group B Match #14 1 1988-09-24 USA 102, EGY 35 18 6 3 1 0 2
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-08 USA 117, CRO 85 9 2 0 1 1 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-06 USA 127, LTU 76 13 8 0 2 1 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-04 USA 115, PUR 77 14 7 1 2 2 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1992-07-26 USA 116, ANG 48 4 3 1 4 0 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1992-07-27 USA 103, CRO 70 3 3 0 1 1 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #8 1 1992-07-29 USA 111, GER 68 9 4 1 0 2 0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #12 1 1992-07-31 USA 127, BRA 83 11 3 3 2 1 2
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #15 1 1992-08-02 USA 122, ESP 81 9 3 1 2 0 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-08-02 USA 95, SCG 69 28 7 0 2 1 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-08-01 USA 101, AUS 73 14 9 0 0 2 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1996-07-30 USA 98, BRA 75 5 5 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1996-07-20 USA 96, ARG 68 18 7 0 1 3 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1996-07-22 USA 87, ANG 54 10 1 2 1 1 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Group A Match #9 1 1996-07-24 USA 104, LTU 82 6 2 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Group A Match #12 1 1996-07-26 USA 133, CHN 70 8 3 0 0 1 2
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Basketball United States USA Group A Match #14 1 1996-07-28 USA 102, CRO 71 13 3 0 1 0 0
id: 6,972