Saturday, September 12, 2009

My favorite basketball player enters the Hall of Fame

David Robinson, of course! He's the reason I became a Spurs fan. SUCH a thrill to see him win in his last year, 2003. His last moment of pro basketball was walking off the floor a champion with streamers flying and the home fans screaming as his team won another title.

I like the moments starting at 1:50 when he addresses each of his sons, at 2:40 when he talks to his wife and says "You make me want to be a better man," at 4:05 when he thanks his teammate Tim Duncan, at 5:34 when you think he's gonna stay classy, and at 6:45 when he tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed and the one who came back to thank Jesus.

What's great about him is you don't get the feeling he longs for his playing days again. He's got his family, his church (he's an assistant pastor there), and the school he built for poor kids-- plenty of important stuff for him to do.


Gary Keith Chesterton said...

And as if all that weren't enough, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and served his commitment his honor.

Larry T. said...

Yes, coming from a Lakers Fan... He is one respectable fellow. Very classy commencement speech. Love it.

Rachel Gray said...

Thanks, Larry T. GKC, I read that he was only 6'6" when he entered the Naval Academy, and then he shot up seven inches!