In this special episode of the Spurscast, as part of David Robinson Tribute Week here on Project Spurs, Michael and Jeff give a career retrospective on the man who saved the franchise.
We talked about the Spurs winning the draft lottery in 1987, then bringing him over in 1989 leading to the best single season turnaround in NBA history. We then move on to Robinson in his prime, winning the MVP in 1995 and racking up just about every award possible.
To finish up the discussion on his playing days, we discuss the glory years, from winning the Spurs’ first championship in 1999 to going out on top in 2003. To finish things off, we talked about what was probably more important to David Robinson over any individual playing accomplishment, his philanthropic work.
We’ve said before that Robinson was not appreciated enough during his playing days and was always scarred with the false tag of being “soft” or not being driven. Hopefully with his Hall of Fame induction tomorrow, and in some small part, through this podcast, we can take a look back and appreciate the player and man we were luckily enough to have in San Antonio for his entire career. The Spurs are better off because of it and I think the city is too.
Note: Here is the “Highlights of a Young David Robinson” video I talked about and said I would link to.