“The Admiral” Still A Class Act


The Boston Celtics may have won the title last NBA season but David Robinson continued to show the world how to be a good sport.  Maybe LeBron should be taking notes about right now.

Project Spurs made a new friend at the Blog With Balls conference this past weekend, Ms. Jessica Camerato.  She is a sports columnist for WEEI Sportsradio Network in Boston and covers the Celtics and other NBA news.  She mentioned to me David Robinson was her favorite player growing up and the Spurs 1999 Championship team was her favorite squad.  Talk about scoring points with Spurs fans across the globe.

Here is an article she wrote in October, 2008 when David Robinson was in Boston to see Doc Rivers and the Celtics receive their rings.  In it, he shared his thoughts on what it takes to win it all, his relationship with Doc Rivers, and some advice he gave to the Celtics young big men.  Though this article was from last year, it still drives home the point of how David Robinson was a class act when he was on the court and now that he has retired.  Thanks Jessica for sharing this with Project Spurs. 

“12 years ago David Robinson and Doc Rivers sat next to each other in the San Antonio Spurs locker room, sharing dreams of becoming NBA champions. Three seasons after Rivers retired, Robinson realized his ultimate goal and won it all. On Tuesday night, Rivers finally realized his.

Robinson was on hand to watch Rivers receive his championship ring as the head coach of the Boston Celtics. The Admiral, coincidentally, had already planned to be in Boston and it couldn’t have been better timing.

“I love Doc,” Robinson said after the Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-85 on Opening Night. “He’s a great guy. I was watching him through the playoffs and this is really the first chance I’ve really had to talk with him and congratulate him. It was really good to be able to get up here tonight.”

You can continue to read this article and more of her work here: WEEI Jessica Camerato 

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