By Gregg Lewis
Disciplined existence, decided Athlete, committed ChristianKids could be encouraged by means of the compelling tale of David 'The Admiral' Robinson, who went from the army to the NBA, changing into MVP heart for the San Antonio Spurs. whilst David Robinson grew to become MVP heart for the San Antonio Spurs, he appeared to have all of it ---fame, good fortune, wealth, and an excellent kin ---but he did not consider whole until eventually he came across his religion. this is often the genuine tale of 1 man's disciplined lifestyles, how he excelled in teachers and activities, and who isn't really afraid to proportion his utter devotion to God.
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Robinson had been playing piano with David next to him. Then Ambrose got up and walked into another room. A few moments later he was surprised to hear a familiar tune. David’s parents walked in to see David at the piano playing the same song his father had just been playing. ” his father exclaimed. ” “I just watched you play, Dad,” David explained. David’s dad immediately recognized that the boy was unusually talented and decided he should begin to teach David about music. He got the sheet music that he had used as a boy and used it to teach David, who turned out to be a quick learner.
Plebes were never allowed to leave campus to shop, see a movie, or even grab a McDonald’s hamburger except on special occasions. Even then they had to ask for and receive official permission. So there weren’t a lot of options on campus to distract the students from their studies. But David needed all of the focus and discipline he could get. Once the basketball team began working out, he would face all the academic challenges the other students did plus he had to fit daily practice into an already packed schedule.
But David still hadn’t given the schools or his parents his final answer. “I was still torn,” he says. “I knew it needed to be my decision, but part of me wanted my parents to make it for me. Or at least tell me what they thought I should do. ” David had always tried to be an obedient son who never wanted to disappoint his dad. So when his father pressed his son to tell him what he was thinking, David told him he thought VMI would be a great school. ” So Mr. Robinson phoned VMI, and three of their coaches drove down to sign the skinny, raw basketball recruit who’d only played one year of high school ball.