A small sample size (sixteen minutes twenty-five seconds to be exact) may be all Summer League fans got, but for Spurs fans it may be a reason to get excited.
Justin Robinson, son of Hall of Fame Spurs legend David Robinson, played for the first time in Thursday’s Summer League match-up against the Charlotte Hornets.
While most in-person fans were there to catch a view of the third Ball, young master Robinson made a more lasting impression.
He only made one shot, but it was stylishly done as an alley-oop from a steal he caused defensively.
Justin Robinson oop :) pic.twitter.com/q3jzwGYqMe— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) August 12, 2021
Additionally, Robinson pulled three rebounds, dropped two dimes, and blocked two shots, including this monster block on a guy named Thor.
Very active defense from Justin Robinson, two big blocks alreadypic.twitter.com/lmhteTiGJx— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) August 12, 2021
Not bad for his first time out.
Dad, one of the most positive people any basketball fan could hope to hear from, couldn’t contain his smile even under a mask. He wished his youngest son the best and shared his advise would be to “be yourself. There’s no pressure, just go have fun.”
"I love his energy and his passion."— NBA (@NBA) August 12, 2021
Justin Robinson's dad, Hall of Famer David Robinson, talks about his son's game at #NBASummer ⚓ pic.twitter.com/o5nZSbYV18
Robinson is most proud of his son’s “persistence. It is tough running out under somebody’s shadow. He’s got a strong personality. He was team captain at Duke after being a walk-on which is an amazing accomplishment in an of itself...I love his energy and passion. He’s enjoying what he’s doing.”
Hopefully we will be treated to additional opportunity to witness
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