We started off our Robinson tribute week with Jeff Garcia’s post about the NBA’s wasted opportunity in using David Robinson as a player who could have helped the NBA’s image crisis. We’ll finish off today the same way we’ll finish off every day this week, with a guest post by a who’s who of NBA bloggers. We start with Natalie Sitto of Need4Sheed. Be sure to visit Natalie’s site for some great Pistons content and follow her on twitter.
By Natalie Sitto
I come from a different place when I look back and reflect upon the career of David Robinson. Why? Though an avid fan of the NBA I am beyond loyal to one of the most hated teams in the league, the Detroit Pistons. I wasn’t a fan of the Spurs, ESPN didn’t have 47 different channels, TNT was barley a network and NBA League Pass wasn’t even something that was imaginable, so I was limited to watching Robinson only two games a year.
So how did a Pistons fan come to love The Admiral? His personality and his game.
What first comes to mind when I think about Mr. Robinson is not his awesome fade, but the fact that he single-handedly turned around his franchise as soon as he stepped on the court. I was hooked from his rookie season where I got to see him take the Trail Blazers to seven games in 89-90 playoffs. The Rookie of the Year trophy wasn’t even a question.
We literally salute you Admiral as you deservedly get inducted into those hallowed halls.