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.