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Happy birthday to David Robinson

Th Admiral turns 56 today

Robinson celebrates Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Tim Duncan is the GOAT, Manu Ginobili is the heart and soul, and Tony Parker is the spark.

But David Robinson is The Admiral. He is the one who brought the culture and paved the way for Timmy, Manu, and Tony to thrive.

One of the least popular NBA Finals of all time was the 2003 title between two former ABA teams. But for Spurs fans, this one is historic because it involves all four of the Spurs Mt. Rushmore players.

What a better Father’s Day gift could the “youth movement” (of 2003) give to the retiring former MVP and 10-time NBA All-Star than to send him off with an NBA Championship.

The greatness of David Robinson resonates through San Antonio. From shaping the Spurs Culture to implementing an educational curriculum throughout the Alamo City, Robinson has remained the honorable, dedicated man we signed in 1987.

He speaks highly of his adopted city and his philanthropic endeavors continue to stimulate its economy on multiple levels.

But at his core, David was just always an awesome basketball player:

Happy birthday, Mr. Robinson. Looking forward to seeing you back at the AT&T Center, enjoying a game and waving to the crowd of adoring fans.

What is your favorite Dave play?

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