Today, David Maurice Robinson turns 51. Robinson is a retired NBA player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname “The Admiral”. He and teammate power forward Tim Duncan were nicknamed “The Twin Towers”.
Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer on September 11, 2009.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest centers in NBA history.
In addition to his lengthy NBA career, Robinson is also noted for his charitable work.