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.
8X All-NBA Defense
Rookie of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
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).
#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
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