Today, August 6th, is David Robinson's Birthday. I know many of us here started rooting for the Spurs because of Mr. Robinson so today I would like to wish him a very Happy Birthday! I know we've kind of done this before, but if you've got a good Admiral story feel free to share.
My story is fairly recent. My niece goes to school with one Mr. Robinson's boys. We went to the Christmas play this last year. My niece is 7 so this is a little kids play. The kids were all doing really well telling the story of the birth of Christ and singing songs and so on. It was then time for the part of the story where Cesar, the Emperor of Rome, comes and declares that he wanted a census. Guess who's played Cesar? That's right, 7 foot 1 inch David Robinson comes out in full Roman garb. It was great! He didn't take over the play, but it was great to see him interact with the kids. You could tell he really enjoys being with the kids. My wife and I got a picture (which I can't find) with him afterward and he was as nice as he could be.
That was the 3rd or 4th time I've met Mr. Robinson and he has always been classy and nice. I think he defined what most of us like about the Spurs. Hard working, classy and always humble. I think the Spurs have kept up with getting classy guys like David Robinson and they obviously have kept the winning up. David Robinson will always have a special place in my heart, to me he started it all. Have a great and blessed birthday Mr. Robinson!
P.S. My apologies to theonlyromeo for hashing up more "lucky bastard" stories.