Words matter. These are the best David Robinson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue.
You have to raise your game, you have to be ready to compete, and you’ve just got to give Hakeem credit. He was great. He really was great.
When all else fails, trust God.
Your grandfather is and will always be your hero, your inspiration. He fought in World War II, came home to Little Rock, Arkansas, and worked for 50 years as a mailman in the segregated south. Not once did he get a job promotion in five decades. But he kept working all the same.
It’s the playoffs. There’s no room for okay.
Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.
When you get on the floor, you’ve got to think you’re the best player. Everybody does that.
I’m not a great reader, believe it or not. It’s not the vocabulary – my father made me read the dictionary when I was little – but my attention span is poor. Takes me months to read one book.
You are overboard in deep open water without a PFD (personal floatation device), or at least that’s what your instructor is yelling. Sink or swim, plebe.
Keep working and saving and striving for a better future for your children, and for their children, even if you won’t be around to see it pay off.
This is sports. In sports, you win and you lose. That’s the nature of sports. You can’t get away from that part of it. And if you get too hung up on the losing part, then you miss the boat. The competition part, a game like that, is why you play sports. That is as good as it gets.
What’s great is what Coach Popovich and R.C. Buford and the whole family have done a great job in continuing to build the franchise and still be very, very competitive.
My dad was enlisted in the Navy; my mother was a nurse. It just was never a thought process. It was just go to the best school you can go to, do the best you possibly can do, and be the best person you can possibly be, and I think our faith had a lot to do with that.
I have the unique distinction of being on the only Olympic team to lose without controversy, and the only Pan Am Games team to lose without controversy.
My fouls used to be ticky-tacky, but I learned real fast to make them count.
The individual stats, that stuff is fun, but it doesn’t last. Somebody else is gonna come along and break your records. But the memories that you take are forever.
A well-rounded education has always been an issue close to my heart.
Just being raised in a home where my mother, from as early as I can remember, always taught me to be thinking about other people first, basically that our service was going to be the measure of our success.
Most proud moment: Winning the championship in 2003 with a great team, retiring, and going out in the perfect way. Had a great journey and knowing it was the right time to focus more on family and community activities.
It was difficult to step away. I’ve always been an athlete. And to give that up was extremely daunting. The looming factor of brain damage, to me, was too strong.
It’s tragic that there are so few farmer-direct coffees in Africa, but it’s very tough.
You give a team a month – three weeks – to get together, and you’re going to make mistakes. You’re just not going to be as sharp.
USNA had a great engineering school, which was one of my interests, and I knew I would benefit from the great discipline and accountability that Navy provides.
My dad was in the Navy, and I was raised with a strong commitment to service.
When you get that signing bonus, don’t start thinking about all the things you can do with $1 million.
It’s an interesting juxtaposition, being student body president and leading others and learning how to effectively help people on the team in a way that’s not as direct.
Yes, I played in ’92 with the original Dream Team, and then again in ’96 with what they labeled ‘Dream Team III.’
I see these college kids taking these crazy shots, and it’s like, taking that shot is going to leave you without a job. You’re not Steph Curry.
It takes time; you look at what happened with LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. It took them a year or two to get their legs underneath them and figure things out, and even then, that run was relatively short.
We went through a nice stretch of big guys. But soon, everyone is going to realize that there’s only one Steph Curry.
Preparation is everything.
The biggest challenge was becoming a leader and taking our team to the highest level. Feeling the personal responsibility to take the team to the next level. Overcoming fear of inadequacy and never getting down on yourself or doubting who you are.
I think everything works in cycles. I was fortunate enough to come along in the golden age for big men. There were guys like Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing.