David Robinson

The Admiral was a specimen, a two way force, winning an MVP and defensive player of the year long before the last name Duncan was a factor on the franchise. Although the Dream’s Rockets snuffed out Robinson’s best chance to win a title in the pre-Duncan era, David Robinson left the game with some hardware.

Robinson finished his career 29th in rebounds, 36th in points, and fifth in blocks. He also led the league in the respective three categories at least once over his career. In addition to winning the MVP award he finished in the top three on four separate occasions. The Admiral got it all done, it was hard to find a flaw in his game, harder still to find one in his career.

The Resume:

10x All-Star

10x All-NBA

8X All-NBA Defense

Rookie of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year


2x Champion

Hall of Fame

How did the guys rank him?

The Flag Bearer: Josh Eberley (16).

The Barn Burner: Robert Littal (51).

How did the other guys rank Robinson: Shane Young (19), Jacob Noble (20), Adi Joseph (21), Will Reeve (22), Justin Rowan (23), Matt Drappel (26), James Holas (26), Brian Geltzeiler (26), Lang Greene (28), Justin Termine (29), Justin Salkin (33), and Marc Griffin (38).


David Duncan


#23 Tuesday, September 15th.


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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley

Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC

James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen

Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph

Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416

Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada

Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO

Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA

Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio

Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc

Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene

Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat

Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr

and of course,

Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic


Links to previous #HCHot50 pages:

HCHot50 Intro / Missed the Cut

#50 Pete Maravich

#49 Dave Cowens

#48 Wes Unseld

#47 Dolph Schayes

#46 Paul Pierce

#45 Kevin Durant

#44 Dominique Wilkins

#43 Chris Paul

#42 Bill Walton

#41 Gary Payton

#40 Elvin Hayes

#39 Clyde Drexler

#38 Allen Iverson

#37 Steve Nash

#36 Willis Reed
#35 George Mikan
#34 Patrick Ewing
#33 Kevin McHale
#32 Jason Kidd
#31 George Gervin
#30 Walt Frazier
#29 Dwyane Wade
#28 Rick Barry
#27 Bob Cousy
#26 Scottie Pippen
#25 John Stockton

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