David Robinson

Subject: David Robinson…..True Story as told by Nicole Glenn

For those of you who are familiar with basketball, you certainly know the name David Robinson……..He is an American NBA basketball player, who played  center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. He won the MVP  trophy in 1995, and in 1996 he was named one of the 50  Greatest Players in NBA History. He was inducted into  the  Basketball Hall of Fame along with Michael Jordan,  John Stockton,  Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer on September  11, 2009.

Robinson is a transplanted San Antonian, and though retired  still resides here. Having been in the restaurant  industry for  the  last few years I have had the good fortune of meeting  David Robinson, Malik Rose, and a few other Spurs players.

 A few weeks  ago, Mr. Robinson came into P.F. Chang’s to dine with his family. He  was kind, courteous, and very patient  with all of the fans who asked  him for autographs. I was  impressed, even with people bugging him  during his meal, he  held a happy face and patient demeanor with all  of the people he spoke with.

Today Mr. Robinson visited P.F’s again. And again, he was ever-so patient with the fans…. he signed autographs, and  snapped pictures. Right  as he was about to leave, a young  woman approach him and told him  the story of how her brother  was killed by a drunk driver just a few  days ago, and the wake was today. She explained that her brother was a huge Spurs and David Robinson fan, and having never had the opportunity to meet him, she asked for an autograph on her brother’s funeral program. Of course Mr. Robinson was  very  sympathetic, and you could tell, the woman was  exceptionally   emotional and it took a lot of courage to approach him  to  request his autograph. He signed the paper, and what he  did  next blew me away……

He asked her if he could pray with her…. With tears in her eyes she said, “Yes, Please”. He wrapped his Giant basket-ball player hands around hers…and together they bowed their heads. Blocking out all of the people, noise, and traffic around him, he prayed a long and heartfelt prayer aloud, asking God for strength for her and her family in their time of loss, and for the protection of her  brother. I could see in concentration that he was speaking directly  to God, and that he meant every word.  

Though this whole encounter only took just a few minutes, it was truly amazing. When  he walked out the door I stood in awe, I was truly inspired by this  man. Though he is a  famously accomplished athlete, he offered a  sense of peace  and calm to a woman who had just suffered a  devastating  loss.. I’m sure that moment will live in her heart  forever.

My heart was warmed by one simple human interaction, and it made me think of the amazing power that one hug,  touch, kind  word, or Prayer can provide. With so much concentration  on  money, cars, name-brands, and possessions, I am overjoyed  to know that there are kind-hearted, moral, professional athletes, such as Mr. Robinson who can be positive role-models for our youth.  

David Robinson is a true inspiration. And….  I’m so happy I eavesdropped today I thought this story was  most definitely worth sharing. Please forward if you’d like. 

With Love and Blessings,

Nicole Glenn

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

4 thoughts on “David Robinson”

  1. Thanks for sharing that. Great stuff. My wife taught me to pray on the spot. She rarely says, “I’ll pray for you.” She often just looks the person in the eyes and pray for them right then. A God spot wherever she is.

    Blessings,

    Jim

  2. There are many instances in mine and dad’s life when Dad did
    the same thing. It has been interesting to see some of the answers to those prayers. Try it, it works. Alta

  3. Thanks for sharing this story. I, too, have had people just stop in the midst of what they are doing and pray for me or a family member. People really need to know others care – nothing like the human touch.

  4. Yes. Dad was awesome in his prayer life. Prayer was a passion for him. Many were the recipient of God’s grace interwoven in my dad’s prayers.

    It’s true Vickie. Touch in prayer is definitely an encouragement! God bless!

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