May 24, 1995 |
David Robinson, who led the San Antonio Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record this season, yesterday was named the NBA's most valuable player. Robinson averaged 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots in 81 games this season. He received 901 points, including 73 first-place votes, in the balloting. The 7-foot-1 center ranked third in the NBA in scoring, seventh in rebounding and fourth in blocked shots. Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal, who won the NBA scoring title by averaging 29.3 points per game, finished second with 605 points and 12 first- place votes.
November 6, 1987 |
Former Navy center David Robinson, who has remained silent on his NBA plans for six months, will sign with the San Antonio Spurs today, team officials said yesterday. Robinson, the NBA's No. 1 draft pick this year, is stationed at Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary's, Ga., as a naval officer. Because of his two-year military commitment, Robinson will not be able to play until the 1989-90 season, although it has been said that he might be able to turn pro after the Olympics next summer.
May 15, 1988 |
In the space of a year, David Robinson went from averaging 28.2 points and 11.8 rebounds to averaging eight hours a day behind a desk. Just what he needed to stay in shape for the Olympic basketball trials. The armed forces are funny that way. They get things done, but not always the easy way. We've seen enough $79 wrenches and $412 toilet seats to know that. Even basketball is too important to be left to the basketball players. After Robinson's college career ended in 1987, the Navy's idea of keeping him in shape for international play was to make him the world's tallest civil engineer.
January 21, 1996 |
Just as the 76ers are trying to right a sinking ship, the Admiral is coming to town. And he's probably hacked off. David "The Admiral" Robinson and the San Antonio Spurs arrive at the Spectrum tonight for a game at 7. They are propelled by a two-game losing streak while clinging to a lead of .002 percentage points over Houston in the Midwest Division. The Spurs are 25-11 and most recently lost Friday to the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves. Robinson scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds in the loss, but an injured Sean Elliott sat out his fourth straight game as the Spurs shot 37 percent.
June 19, 1999 |
Knicks 67 Spurs 80 In two days, the New York Knicks will get another opportunity to show whether they can be competitive against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. That is all that can be said right now. San Antonio used size, cohesiveness, focus, and too much Tim Duncan to humble the Knicks last night in Game 2. Duncan had 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. David Robinson added 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. And the Spurs held New York scoreless over a five-minute stretch of the fourth quarter as they upended the Knicks, 80-67, in front of 39,554 at the Alamodome.
December 5, 1993 |
David Robinson and Shawn Bradley each took two years off from basketball before entering the NBA. At the moment, the similarities between San Antonio's all-star center and the 76ers' elongated rookie stop right there. "It's a hard situation for him. I went through the same thing," said Robinson. "You're jumping so far up to a different level of play that it can affect your confidence. It took me a while at first to adjust. " Like what? A quarter? Robinson was a unanimous rookie-of-the-year selection after his first campaign, one in which he averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3.9 blocks.
August 10, 2016
IMAGINATION and reality may have never battled each other more in the Philadelphia sports landscape than it has over the past couple of seasons when it comes to the 76ers. The battle continues as the start of training camp at the end of September draws near. As the days pass until then and no word leaks of injury, the imagination grows of what may be this season, one year after the Sixers posted only 10 wins. The most common question I get asked from fans is this: How many wins will they get this season?
August 29, 2012
An Associated Press story Tuesday incorrectly said rough surf at the Jersey Shore was caused by Tropical Storm Isaac. The water conditions were most likely caused by a distant tropical depression, state climatologist David Robinson said Wednesday. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail email@example.com .
May 3, 2013 |
Changes at Montgomery County Voter Services drew more criticism Thursday after questions were raised about the political activities of the interim director and a member of the oversight team. Last month, the county commissioners fired the longtime director, Joe Passarella. On April 18, they appointed the county archivist, Michael J. Paston, interim director and asked chief operating officer Lauren Lambrugo and assistant solicitor David Robinson to oversee the office until a permanent director is found.
June 17, 2003
TODAY WE bid farewell to some figures who logged a couple of centuries of good work among them - but left us wanting more. To "the Admiral," David Robinson, who finally weighed anchor after 14 years. He got to go out with another title: the NBA's Classiest Player. David Brinkley used TV to turn the news into a hotter, more sophisticated commodity. From your colleagues: Good night, David. Gregory Peck lived just outside the public glare so his film characters wouldn't have to share the spotlight.