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The Admiral is a finalist for the Naismith HOF

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by BFISA, Feb 16, 2009.

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    David Robinson Named Finalist For Hall Of Fame

    SPRINGFIELD, MA (February 13, 2009) - San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson has been named as a finalist for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009.

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    The complete list of 16 Finalists includes a total of 10 candidates from the North American Screening Committee - players Bernard King, Dennis Johnson, Chris Mullin, Jordan, Stockton and Robinson and Coaches Hurley, Sloan, Don Nelson and Contributor Al Attles. Two candidates each comprise Finalists from the Women's Screening Committee - Cooper and Coach Stringer- and International Screening Committee - coach Vladimir Kondrashin and Brazilian Legend Maciel "Ubiratan" Pereira, with Legends Richard Guerin and Johnny "Red" Kerr representing the nominees from the Veteran's Screening Committee.

    The Class of 2009 will be announced on Monday, April 6 at a news conference in Detroit, Michigan prior to the NCAA's Men's Championship game. A Finalist needs 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2009 will be enshrined during festivities in Springfield, MA September 10-12. Tickets to the 2009 Enshrinement Gala and Induction Celebration are available by calling the Hall of Fame at (413) 781-6500.

    One of the top centers of his era, David “The Admiral” Robinson was a marvel of a basketball player and a respected figure off the court. A lean, muscular, 7-1 athlete, he was fast, strong and agile. In his first six NBA seasons he won Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards, in addition to a rebounding title, a scoring crown, six All-Star bids, three selections to the All-NBA First Team and three selections to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

    A contemporary of Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing, Robinson posted career averages of 21.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game and won two championships -- the second one in his final season -- to stake his claim as one of the legends of the NBA.

    Robinson's lasting legacy was also defined by his status one of the pre-eminent philanthropists in all of professional sports. On March 23, 2003, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that future winners of the NBA Community Assist Award would receive the David Robinson Plaque, with the inscription, "Following the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece."

    http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/david_robinson_hof_finalist_090213.html
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    Robinson, Jordan and Stockton should be a "shoo-in". :yes:
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    True dat. Anything else would be a crime.

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    Dude still looks good.
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    No doubt

    Jordan (GOAT)
    Stockton top 5 PG ever (Magic's #1)
    Robinson top 10 C ever (Olajuwon's #1)

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