- Birth Name David Maurice Robinson
- Birth Place Key West, Florida
- Famous Name David Robinson
- Father Ambrose Robinson
- Mother Freda Robinson
- Net Worth $90 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity Black
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Valerie Hoggatt (m. 1991)
- Divorce N/A
- Children N/A
David Maurice Robinson is an eminent name in the world of NBA (National Basketball Association). He is a retired professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire career. He is a 10-time NBA ALL-Star, the 1995 NBA MVP, a two time NBA champion, a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1992, 1996), a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame and two-time US Olympic Hall Of Fame. He was born on August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida. He is American and his zodiac sign is Leo. He was second child born to Ambrose Robinson (Father) and Freda Robinson (Mother). Robinson was an extremely bright child. When he was young he could total up his mother’s grocery bill before she arrived at the register. He learned to play piano by ear and at 14 he was enlisted in advanced computer class at a local college.
As David’s father was in Navy, they moved on often. After his father retired from the Navy they permanently settled in Woodbridge, Virginia. Then David admitted at Osbourn Park High school in Manassas, Virginia. When he was in high school he was 5 feet, 9 inch tall. He tried his hand in organized basketball but he soon quit it. After graduating in 1983, he enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy where he continued to play basketball. His first game was for the Navy Midshipmen men’s basketball team. There he had an impressive game which leads him to win prestigious player awards i.e. Naismith and Wooden Awards. He played his first three years for the Midshipmen under Paul Evans and his senior season under former University Of Georgia interim head coach Pete Herrmann.
In 1987, he became eligible for NBA draft and was elected by the San Antonio Spurs. However he had to fulfill his active-duty obligation with the Navy, he was paralyzed to sign a contract with San Antonio Spurs. Later then, he was graduated from Naval Academy and became a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. In 1989-90, season Robinson finally agreed to move to San Antonio and there he originated his basketball career. In 1989, season San Antonio was rewarded. That year Robinson earned the Rookie of the year Award and over his first six years added an MVP and Defensive Player of the years. In the time of big men like Hakkem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing who ruled over the court, Robinson proved as one of the greatest centers of all-time.
David Robinson also changed the fortunes of the Spurs with the help of Tim Duncan. He helped lead the franchise to pair of NBA titles, in 1999 and 2003. David Robinson got married to Valerie Hoggatt on 16th December, 1991 at a Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. They met each other when Valerie was in college in Los Angeles. Now they have three sons. David Maurice Junior, Age 20, Corey Matthew, 17 and Justin Michael, 16. Currently David Robinson is busy in focusing most of his energy on guiding his sons through early adulthood. This seems David Robinson is a decent guy with a decent heart. He is tall and cute man but it seems he does not have any affairs with other celebrities. There are some rumors about his divorce but his relationship between Valerie is still hidden.
There are some rumors between Tim Duncan and David Robinson that they had been noticed hugging each other in Antonia Spurs game which has caused a buzz on the internet.
David Maurice Robinson has been an established Rolex partner for over 30 years.
A giant David Robinson who is recognized as “The Admiral” has a giant heart too. He says that his heart is teaching and serving. In 1991, He visited a group of fifth graders in Texas and challenged the 94 students to finish high school. He promised to give $2000 scholarship if they graduate. In 1998, 50 of them, graduated and he rewarded each of them with $8000 scholarship. He has donated millions to educate the disadvantaged and contributes to feeding the hungry.
A greatest NBA player David Robinson mostly played as Center Guard (CG). His height is 7 feet 1 inch (2.16m) and weight is 235lb which is around 107 kg. His net worth is estimated at $90 million.