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David Robinson
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Personal information
Born August 6, 1965 (1965-08-06) (age 56)
Key West, Florida
Nationality American
High school Osbourn Park
(Manassas, Virginia)
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College Navy (1983–1987)
NBA Draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1989–2003
Career history
1989–2003 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1999, 2003)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (1995)
  • 10× NBA All-Star (1990–1996, 1998, 2000, 2001)
  • 4× All-NBA First Team (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1994, 1998)
  • 4× All-NBA Third Team (1990, 1993, 2000, 2001)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1990, 1993, 1994, 1998)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2001)
  • NBA scoring champion (1994)
  • NBA rebounding leader (1991)
  • NBA blocks leader (1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 50 retired by San Antonio Spurs
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2003)
  • National college player of the year (1987)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1987)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1986)
  • 3× CAA Player of the Year (1985–1987)
  • 2× NCAA blocks leader (1986, 1987)
  • NCAA rebounding leader (1986)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1986)
Career NBA statistics
Points 20,790 (21.1 ppg)
Rebounds 10,497 (10.6 rpg)
Blocks 2,954 (3.0 bpg)

David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1989 to 2003, and minority owner of the San Antonio Spurs. Nicknamed "the Admiral" for his service with the U.S. Navy, Robinson was a 10-time NBA All-Star, the 1995 NBA MVP, a two-time NBA champion (1999 and 2003), a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1992, 1996), a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2009 for his individual career, 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team), and a two-time U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee (2008 individually, 2009 as a member of the 1992 Olympic team). He is widely considered one of the greatest centers in both college basketball and NBA history.

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