Spurs.com: David Robinson by the numbers


Yesterday, I wrote an article about the Admiral highlighting one of the best seasons he played in the NBA and re-live his 71-point performance against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Today, Spurs.com takes a look back at Robinson’s career and some of his notable accomplishments in silver and black, by the numbers.

1 – David Robinson is the only male basketball player in U.S. history to appear in three different Olympic Games … he was the leading scorer on the 1996 Team which captured gold in Atlanta … was a member of the Dream Team that won gold in Barcelona in 1992 and was on the 1988 Team that won the bronze medal in Seoul.

2 - Robinson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only two players in NBA history to win an NBA Rebounding Title (1991), the NBA Blocked Shots Title (1992) and the NBA Scoring Title (1994).

4 – Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team four times (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996) and the All-Defensive Second Team four times (1990, 1993, 1994 and 1998).

5 – The Admiral is one of just five players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal are the others) to score over 20,000 points, grab over 10,000 rebounds and block over 2,500 shots in his career … five-time winner of the IBM Award (1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1996).

6 – Robinson ranks first in on the Spurs all-time leader list in six different categories (points, games, free throws made and attempted, steals and blocks).

10 – A 10-time All-Star … just one of 31 players to be named to 10 or more All-Star teams.

14 – Posted 14 career triple-doubles and one quadruple-double … set an NCAA record with 14 blocks at UNC Wilmington on January 4, 1986.

15 – Named NBA Player of the Week 15 times

17 – Robinson’s shoe size

21 – One of just 21 players to be named to the All-NBA 10 or more times … named to the All-NBA First team four times (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996), the All-NBA Second Team twice (1994 and 1998) and the All-NBA Third Team four times (1990, 1993, 2000 and 2001).

21.8 – Robinson’s scoring average for his career.

22 – The Admiral scored 40 or more points in a game 22 times during his career … he posted 50 or more in three games.

50 – Had his No. 50 retired by the Spurs on November 10, 2003 … was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1996 … in his final game as a collegiate, Robinson scored a career-high 50 points in the NCAA Tournament vs. Michigan.

71 – On April 24, 1994, Robinson scored a career-high and a Spurs franchise-high 71 points in the final game of the regular season at the L.A. Clippers … thanks to his 71-point effort, Robinson edged out Shaquille O’Neal to claim the 1994 NBA Scoring Title.

94 – The number of teammates the Admiral had during his 14-year career with the Spurs.

123 – Robinson played in 123 playoff games with the Silver and Black which ranks second on the Spurs all-time playoff list behind Tim Duncan (160).

305 – Robinson swatted away 305 shots during the 1991-92 to win the NBA Blocked Shots Title … his 4.49 blocked shots per game that season ranks seventh on the NBA’s all-time list.

381 – The Admiral handed out 381 assists during the 1993-94 season which marked the first and only time in franchise history that a Spurs player other than a guard led the team.

462 – The number of games Robinson led the Spurs in scoring.

Read the complete article here.

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4 thoughts on “Spurs.com: David Robinson by the numbers

    • I totally agree with what you said about Robinson and he maybe at least in the top 20 among the greatest big man of all-time. Thanks for the comment and read.

  1. Nice pics! Robinson actually looked better when he got older.
    Anyway, these numbers only tells us one thing. Robinson was an awesome ball player and one of the best Spur of all time. Go Spurs Go!

  2. Robinson epitomizes what’s great about the NBA ! It’s an unfortunate that many of his contemporaries playing today are so ” selfish” and merely narcissists ! I certainly like to see “The Admiral” hold a position within the NBA hierarchy but his time is now so devoted to worthwhile causes……. in particular his academy that promotes education amongst young kids . He’s donated millions of his own money as well have the benefit of being assisted by so many well known Fortune 500 companies assist him in this endeavor .

    I awoke merely to add a comment so please wake me up when David Stern actually has an idea worth a damn ? The NBA are now beginning to make the Congress and Senate …………… look sensible and do you know how damn easy that now appears to be given the stupidity of both legislative chambers ?

    tophatal …………

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