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February 21, 2013

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David Robinson’s stat line against the Clippers

71 points, (26-41FGs, 18-25 FTs) 10 Rebounds, 5 Assists, and 2 Blocks

Coming into this game David Robinson trailed Shaquille O’Neal by 33 points for the scoring title heading into the final game of the regular season. Not only did Robinson catch Shaq, he blew right past him, becoming the 1993 scoring champion (29.8 ppg). On April 24th, 1994, David Robinson accomplished a feat matched by only 4 others (Wilt Chamberlin, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson, and Kobe Bryant) in NBA history by scoring 70+ points in a single game. He obliterated every defender the LA Clippers threw at him, en route to a 71 point explosion.

Here is a look at the 1993-94 season and David’s sensational season:

  • David scored 20 or more points for 20 games straight during the 1993-94 season. Robinson started the scoring streak with 28 points against the Dallas Mavericks on 11/27/93 and scored 20+ for his 20th consecutive game at Golden State on 1/6/94 with 32 points.
  • David scored in single digits only twice the entire season and posted double figures the other 78 games.
  • The 29.8 points per game average was the highest of Robinson’s career for a single season.
  • David would follow-up the record breaking 1993-94 season by winning the NBA MVP the very next year.

When discussing the all time greats in NBA history, David Robinson’s greatness is often underated. Long before Tim Duncan became an anchor for the San Antionio Spurs fanchise, The Admiral dominated during a time when giants roamed the league. In an era of great centers like Shaq, Hakeem the Dream, Mutumbo, and Ewing, Robinson ranked among the NBA’s elite. Throughout his career, he has been nothing short of impressive:

  • Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009
  • 2 -Time NBA Champion (1999, 2003)
  • NBA MVP (1995)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • All-NBA First Team (1991, ’92, ’95, ’96)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1994, ’98)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1990, ’93, 2000, ’01)
  • All-Defensive First Team (1991, ’92, ’95, ’96)
  • All-Defensive Second Team (1990, ’93, ’94, ’98)
  • 10-time NBA All-Star
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2001)
  • 3-time Olympian (1988, ’92, ’96)
  • Led NBA in Rebounding (1990–91 season) – 13.0 rpg
  • Led NBA in Blocked Shots (1991–92 season) – 4.49 bpg
  • His 2,954 blocked shots are the most by any player wearing a San Antonio Spurs jersey
  • Elected to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2008
  • Ranked #25 in SLAM Magazines 2009 revision of the top 50 greatest players of all time

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