Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I'm not much for professional sports, though I love college sports, especially women's soccer,
I fell in love with the San Antonio Spurs basketball team way back when David Robinson, tall dark and handsome center out of the Naval Academy, was drafted by the lowly losers, and proved that he was Admiral material in more ways than one.... If the Spurs hadn't had such a lousy season they would have never even been in the running for being able to draft Robinson, but Oh! What a difference he made!
David Robinson was such a wonderful young man, unable to come play for San Antonio until his military obligation was fulfilled, but contagious in his uprightness, gelling with his teammates who included men of character (Avery Johnson and Sean Elliott) as well as men who WERE characters (Dennis Rodman), and as he aged he mentored young Tim Duncan, another spectacular player who came along as Robinson was slowing down, and as the years passed, Duncan, in turn, passed on wisdom and calm to his younger colleagues who also aged as time went by.
They seem such nice guys, and now the Spurs are practically the elder statesmen team of the league, with young hotshots gunning for them every time they play... How amazing is it that these aging sportsters hold a 3-2 lead in the NBA finals!
I liked them in the old days and I like them now. Go, Spurs!