Celebrate Veteran’s Day By Watching David Robinson’s 71-Point Game
While the greatest U.S. service member-turned-professional athlete has to be Ted Williams -- who served three years in WWII and flew 39 missions in the Korean War -- the greatest single-game performance has to go to David Robinson, who dropped 71 points on the Los Angeles Clippers in the final regular season game of the 1993-94 NBA season. Despite being double-teamed the entire game -- unlike Kobe Bryant, who famously was not doubled during his 81-point game 12 years later -- Robinson went 26-of-41 with 14 rebounds and five assists.
It was the seventh time The Admiral scored over 40 points that season and the fourth time anyone has ever cracked the 70-point threshold in NBA history.
Watch every basket from his epic scoring onslaught with your hand affixed firmly to your brow in salute, below...
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