David Robinson
David Robinson
David Maurice Robinson is a retired American NBA basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". He and teammate power forward Tim Duncan were nicknamed "The Twin Towers". Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C.
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Basketball: Unbeaten U.S. survive Australia scare
Yahoo News - 7 months
By Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Carmelo Anthony came to Team USA's rescue with a record-breaking effort on Wednesday as the defending Olympic basketball champions beat Australia 98-88 in a thrilling encounter to extend their overall winning streak to 20 games. Trailing the Boomers 72-70 early in the fourth quarter, Anthony tied the game from inside the paint then hit two big three-pointers to put the U.S. ahead for good as they remained top of the Group A standings with a 3-0 record. Anthony, a four-time Olympian and the Team USA leader, finished with a game-high 31 points to leapfrog David Robinson and LeBron James on the list of all-time leading scorers at the Olympics among American players.
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Energy, Crucial for Europe's Industrial Renaissance
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Europe is still a long way off from achieving its target of a scenario where the industrial sector accounts for 20 percent of community GDP by 2020 (up from the current 15 percent) and reversing the downward trend of recent years. Attaining this target would allow Europe to hold on to its global leadership in strategic sectors, drive economic recovery and enable the creation of high quality jobs. This loss in the competitiveness of European industry on international markets can be attributed to the difficulties encountered by small and medium enterprises in gaining access to finance and strategic raw materials; low investment in innovation, particularly as regards the digitization of the economy; and higher energy costs which has led some companies to relocate their production facilities to countries like the United States, where energy costs are substantially lower. The offshoring process underway in Europe is in stark contrast to the re-shoring phenomenon, whereby North America ...
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Award-winning Monroe Crossing brings its bluegrass to Little Falls
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
Photo courtesy of Jamey Guy Monroe Crossing will perform in Little Falls at Great River Arts Friday, May 29. Pictured are (from left): David Robinson, Derek Johnson, Matt Thompson, Lisa Fuglie and Mark Anderson. Great River Arts has announced the return of the world-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing Friday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing entertains with blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and originals. Their  harmonies, arrangements and on-stage rapport have made them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. Since 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13 CDs and a live concert DVD and has made more than 1,500 concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. As for the band’s longevity and success, fiddler and lead singer Lisa Fuglie, said, “It’s just plain hard work and dedication. We all share a love for bluegrass music and for performing on stage. We ...
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Steals-leader Leonard of Spurs voted top defender
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. Leonard, who became the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to win the award, took 37 first-place votes and 333 total points from a media panel to edge Golden State's Draymond Green, who had 45 first-place nods but only 317 total points. DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers was third with 261 points after 32 first-place ballots.
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The Hartford Names Robinson General Counsel
Insurance Journal - almost 2 years
The Hartford has named David Robinson executive vice president and general counsel. Robinson succeeds Alan Kreczko, current general counsel. Robinson will report to Hartford Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. Swift thanked Kreczko for his service to the company. He has … The article The Hartford Names Robinson General Counsel appeared first on Insurance Journal.
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Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell Remember Their Terrible 'SNL' Auditions
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart play unwitting friends in the new comedy "Get Hard," but in real life they've gotten along for a while. Ferrell and Hart spoke to HuffPost Entertainment at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas last weekend about how they met, Ferrell's bizarre initiation tactics for new collaborators and bad "Saturday Night Live" auditions. An edited transcript of the conversation is below. "Get Hard is out on March 27. What is your meet-cute story? Ferrell: We were opposing each other in the NBA Entertainment League basketball game. There used to be this NBA Entertainment League that took place at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California. If you played for the Lakers, you would be in a full, regulation uniform. Hart: That was the only reason to play in this game. You got the best shit ever. Ferrell: I was like, I want to play in that. Thinking it's truly going to be a mix of actors who know how to play. It's not going ...
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David Robinson joins President Obama to honor veterans
USA Today - over 3 years
David Robinson served two years in the Navy before his NBA playing career with the Spurs.
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'Admiral' plots different course for son
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Navy-NBA legend David Robinson now rooting for Irish and receiver Corey Robinson SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One visit, and Corey Robinson wanted to be a Navy man. His father, a Midshipman of some renown, brought him to a reunion and an impressionable mind was blown. The imprint lasted for years. And all the while, out of concern and pragmatism, dad unspooled the horror stories.     
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David Robinson 'absolutely' rooting for ND over Navy
Chicago Times - over 3 years
David Robinson may be the most accomplished athlete the Naval Academy ever produced. But this week, when his son's Notre Dame team faces the Midshipmen?     
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Losing Is Not a Winning Strategy in the NBA
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA season is beginning this week and fans of each team are, of course, optimistic. At this point, everyone can hope a title is possible come next summer. Although everyone could theoretically have dreams of a title in 2014, it is clear that every NBA fan isn't actually hoping their team is successful in 2014. Some NBA fans are actually dreaming of an event that happens just after the conclusion of the NBA Finals. For fans of a few teams, the focus is already on the 2014 draft. For example, some fans of the Philadelphia 76ers seem convinced that not only are the Sixers not trying to win this year, but that this is actually the best course of action for this franchise. Proponents of "tanking" dream of such number one picks as Shaquille O'Neal or LeBron James. Each of these players were selected number one and went on to win multiple NBA titles. Of course, other number one picks -- like Yao Ming, Michael Olowokandi, Allen Iverson, Joe Smith, Glenn Robinson, Chris Webber, Larry ...
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Bruce Friedrich: Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of the Meat & Dairy Industries
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The meat industry in the United States is big business: The vast majority of Americans eat meat, and we eat a lot of it--roughly 200 pounds per person every single year (in animals, that's about 30 chickens, 1 turkey, one-third of a pig, one-tenth of a cow, and dozens of fin fish). And although per capita consumption has fallen in recent years, we're still eating far more than our parents and grandparents--including six times as many chickens per capita as were consumed in the 1930's. Now, for the first time, we know how much our national meat habit is costing us: Roughly 414 billion dollars annually in external health, environmental, and animal welfare costs, according to a superbly researched new book, Meatonomics, by California attorney David Robinson Simon. Courtesy Meatonomics.com. If those costs were incorporated into the price, according to Simon's analysis, animal products would cost almost three times as much as they do today. With the true costs includ ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Jeffrey Boxer: Boston's Lost Son
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Twenty years ago, Boston lost a son. Reggie Lewis was the captain and leader of the Boston Celtics. He was a great basketball player -- a tenacious defender with a silky jump shot. With Larry Bird and Kevin McHale retiring, Lewis was to be the bridge to the next generation of Celtic champions. Lewis was beloved in Boston because he was a different type of star. He was known as much for his smile as his rebounding. Few handled the ball like Lewis, even fewer did more for their community. He was shy, but thoughtful and genuine, a player who acted the same on the bench in high school as he did under the bright lights of the Boston Garden. The president of Northeastern University, his alma mater, called him "Superman on the basketball court and Clark Kent off it." And then he fell. Lewis fell twice, actually. The first was on April 29 against the Charlotte Hornets in the first game of the 1993 playoffs. He was on fire from the opening tip, scoring 10 points in the firs ...
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Spurs Rout Heat
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
SAN ANTONIO -- From big 3s to Big Three, the Spurs had it all in the NBA Finals' raucous return to San Antonio. Danny Green made seven of the Spurs' finals-record 16 3-pointers, Tim Duncan had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs clobbered the Miami Heat 113-77 on Tuesday night to take 2-1 lead in the series. Green scored 27 points and Gary Neal made six 3-pointers while scoring 24 as San Antonio went 16 of 32 from behind the arc, rolling to the third-biggest victory in finals history. Duncan bounced back from his worst game ever in the finals, and the Spurs' combination of fresh faces and old reliables dominated the NBA's winningest team before an eager crowd that hadn't seen the finals here since 1997. The Spurs were as good as fans remembered in the old days, shutting down LeBron James until they had built a huge lead late in the third quarter. James finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but missed 11 of his first 13 shots against the excellent defense ...
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The amazing grace and longevity of Spurs veteran Tim Duncan
LATimes - over 3 years
San Antonio forward, the oldest player with first-team All-NBA honors, averages 17.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, and is admired for his collegial style. David Robinson, then a 32-year-old veteran desperately seeking his first NBA championship, spoke with surprising prescience about a new teammate.
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Christie Likely To End 30-Year Drought
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Conflicts in the text of New Jersey's election law have raised questions about the term of office for late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D) replacement, who will be selected by Gov. Chris Christie's (R). Lautenberg died Monday of viral pneumonia. The state's election code has two sections governing the replacement of U.S. senators, each in conflict with the other with regard to the timing of the special election. State Democrats are currently exploring legal action in an attempt to force a special election this November. But both sections empower Christie to name a new senator until an election is held, setting up the possibility of the state's first Republican senator since 1982. A spokeswoman for the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services said that two parts of the state law govern vacancies, one of which says that a special election is held in the same year unless the vacancy occurs less than 70 days prior to the November general election, in which case the electi ...
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David Robinson, Teresa Edwards and Pat Summitt to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame
Fox News - over 3 years
David Robinson, Pat Summitt and Teresa Edwards headline the 2013 FIBA Hall of Fame class.
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Rogers gets closer to starting banking business
Financial Post - almost 4 years
Nadir Mohamed told investors at Rogers Communications Inc.’s annual general meeting last month that his company is actively pursuing so-called mobile wallet solutions that allow you to pay for everyday items with the wave of a smartphone. In addition to convenience, the chief executive of the Toronto-based company said it would help lighten the load we all carry around in wallets stuffed with plastic cards. But now, Rogers is one step closer to having its name on one of those cards. The company said Friday afternoon the Minister of Finance has issued letters patent incorporating Rogers Bank. Rogers began the process of seeking a bank licence in September 2011 and it still has another year to move forward with an application to meet the requirements of an order to commence and carry on business, when it will actually be able to start offering credit card services. Related Rogers expands mobile payment to Android, BB10 phones Rogers’ cable business surprises in first quart ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Robinson
  • 2016
    He will remain very active on campus in his final undergraduate year, having been elected in February 2016 as student body president for the 2016–17 school year.
    More Details Hide Details Justin, a 6'8" (2.03 m) forward in basketball and a two-time all-state selection in Texas, has attended Duke since August 2015. He was initially recruited to the Duke team as a "preferred walk-on" with the opportunity to eventually earn a scholarship, but was placed on scholarship before his arrival at Duke. In 2001, Robinson founded and funded the $9 million Carver Academy in San Antonio, a non-profit private school named for George Washington Carver to provide more opportunities for inner-city children. In 2012, the school became a public charter school and its name changed to IDEA Carver. Robinson continues to be a very active participant in the school's day-to-day activities. In 2011, Robinson earned a Master of Arts in Administration (with concentration in organizational development) from the University of the Incarnate Word to better "understand how businesses work and how to build them."
    Corey attends Notre Dame and was a member of the football team, playing wide receiver, before ending his playing career on medical advice prior to what would have been his senior season in 2016 due to multiple concussions.
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  • 2011
    In 2011, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts with the Carver Academy, Robinson received the Children's Champion Award from the charitable organization Children's Hunger Fund.
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  • 2003
    He and the year's regular season and NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan shared Sports Illustrated magazine's 2003 Sportsmen of the Year award.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson averaged 21.1 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, 3 blocks per game, and 2.5 assists per game over 987 games in his NBA career. 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 (with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks against the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1994). He is also 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 Elgin Baylor (71 points), Wilt Chamberlain (70, 72, 73 twice, 78, 100 points), David Thompson (73 points), and Kobe Bryant (81 points) have scored more than 70 points in a single game.
    On June 15, 2003, in the finale of Robinson's career, the Spurs won another NBA title with an 88–77 victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the 2003 NBA Finals.
    More Details Hide Details Turning back the clock, Robinson scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in his final game for the Spurs.
    In March 2003, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to charity, the NBA renamed its award for outstanding charitable efforts in honor of Robinson.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Robinson is also the recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
  • 2002
    Robinson announced he would retire from basketball after the 2002–03 season.
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  • 1998
    Before the start of the 1998–99 season, the NBA owners and NBA commissioner David Stern locked out the NBA Players' Association to force negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    More Details Hide Details This lockout lasted for 202 days, well into the regular NBA season, before an agreement was finally reached. 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 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 to reach the NBA Finals for the first time ever. In the Finals, the combination of Robinson in the post and second-year, 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Tim Duncan proved overpowering, the Spurs beat the New York Knicks in five games to become the first former American Basketball Association team to win an NBA title. Duncan was named Finals MVP. Robinson and teammate power forward Tim Duncan were nicknamed "The Twin Towers".
  • 1997
    Early in the 1997 season, Robinson's dreams of becoming a champion seemed to vanish when he hurt his back in the preseason.
    More Details Hide Details He finally returned in December, but six games later broke his foot in a home game against the Miami Heat, and ended up missing the rest of the regular season. As a result of the injury to Robinson and other key players (most notably Sean Elliott, who missed more than half the season), the Spurs finished the season with a dismal 20–62 record. However, his injury proved to be a blessing in disguise. Despite having only the third-worst record in the league, the Spurs won the NBA Draft Lottery—and with it, the first pick in the next year's NBA draft. They used that pick to select Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest University, who was, after a few years, the final key to Robinson's quest for an NBA title.
  • 1995
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. By his own admission, Robinson was outplayed by Olajuwon in the series, their only meetings in post-season play.
    Robinson is 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).
    More Details Hide Details He is widely considered one of the greatest centers in both college basketball and NBA history. To date, Robinson is the only player from the Naval Academy to play in the NBA. David Robinson was born in Key West, Florida, 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; he tried his hand at basketball, but soon quit. Robinson attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., where Robinson's father was working as an engineer. By his senior year in high school he was 6 feet, 6 inches tall, weighed 175 pounds, and had not played organized basketball or attended any basketball camps. 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. Robinson scored 1320 on the SAT, and chose to go to the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics.
  • 1993
    During the 1993–94 season, he became locked in a duel for the NBA scoring title with Shaquille O'Neal, scoring 71 points (breaking George Gervin's single-game franchise record of 63) against the Los Angeles Clippers to win it.
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  • 1989
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Spurs made the playoffs seven more seasons in a row. Robinson also made the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal in Barcelona.
    Since he had not signed a contract, NBA regulations stated that Robinson could have reentered the draft after his naval service. Although there was speculation that he might choose not to sign with the Spurs, Robinson agreed to move to San Antonio for the 1989–90 season, but the Spurs agreed to pay him as much as the average of the salaries of the two highest-paid players in the league each year, or release him to free agency.
    More Details Hide Details The Spurs had spent the second half of the 1980s as an also-ran, bottoming out in 1988–89 with a 21–61 record, the worst in franchise history at the time. While it was widely thought that the Spurs would become respectable again once Robinson arrived, no one expected what happened in his rookie season. Robinson led the Spurs to the greatest single season turnaround in NBA history at the time (a record the Spurs themselves broke in 1997–98, after drafting Tim Duncan, which was then broken by the Boston Celtics in the 2007–08 NBA season). The Spurs leaped to a record of 56–26 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.
  • 1987
    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 because he had to fulfill his active-duty obligation with the Navy.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson was 6 ft. 8 in. when he was admitted to the Naval Academy, two inches above the height limit, but received a waiver from the Superintendent of the Academy. Robinson considered leaving the academy after his second year, before incurring an obligation to serve in active duty. He decided to stay after discussing with the Superintendent the likelihood that his height would prevent serving at sea as an unrestricted line officer, hurting his naval career, and might make it impossible for him to be commissioned at all. As a compromise, Secretary of the Navy John Lehman allowed Robinson to train for and receive his commission as a staff officer in the Civil Engineer Corps community. As a result, Robinson was commissioned in the Naval Reserves and had to serve only an initial active-duty obligation for two years. After graduating from the Naval Academy, Robinson became a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. He 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.
  • 1986
    David Robinson was a member of the United States national team at the 1986 FIBA World Championship, the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, and the 1996 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal at all games except the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal. Robinson married the former Valerie Hoggatt, in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details They have three sons, David Jr., Corey and Justin. He readily identifies his religious affiliation as Christian.
  • 1965
    Born on August 6, 1965.
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