Man arrested in woman's deadly plunge down NYC subway stairs
A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, was awaiting arraignment after being arrested Friday on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Htwe Than Than.news.yahoo.com
San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson and chef Jason Dady team up to raise scholarship funds
click to enlarge Wikimedia CommonsDavid Robinson speaks at a Civil Rights Summit. Tickets start at $500 and include two ingredient kits. "They are enthusiastic and hopeful, and they represent what's good about our future. "IDEA Public Schools is a network of tuition-free, Pre-K-through-12 public charter schools that serves more than 66,000 college-bound students in Texas and Louisiana. Recently, the organization announced that 100% of its seniors were accepted to college for the 15th consecutive year.sacurrent.com
FEATURE: Spurs great David Robinson discusses family legacy off the court
SAN ANTONIO – Two-time NBA Champion David Robinson sits down with KSAT 12′s Greg Simmons to talk about his legacy off the court. PART 1: Carver Academy’s growth from private to public charter schoolPART 2: Working with his son, David Robinson Jr., helping students learn how to succeed in lifePART 3: Helping IDEA students build confidence, generate great college opportunitiesPART 4: Life influences, Black Lives Matter movement’s impact on societyMORE INSTANT REPLAY FEATURES
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
A 1.2-acre city block has become an urban oasis next to downtown San Antonio's Frost Tower
He told the San Antonio Heron he'd like to use the location for events such as movie screenings, fitness classes, sports and meetings. “This is more of a soft opening for us,” Robinson told the Heron. “Early next year, we really want to open the park up once Pinkerton’s opens. I think next year will be more of a coming out party, but it was important for us to open the park to people right now. “There has been so much negativity and one good thing could help the people,” he added.sacurrent.com
Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give team up to donate $200K to San Antonio Food Bank for Spurs Cafe initiative
SAN ANTONIO The Tim Duncan Foundation is teaming up with Spurs Give to help the San Antonio Food Bank feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Duncan foundation and the official nonprofit of the Spurs announced they will donate $100,000 each to the Food Bank as part of the new Spurs Caf initiative. The Food Bank will use the $200,000 donation to deliver 25,000 meals to families living in low-income apartment complexes across San Antonio. This new initiative is also a way to help families who could not afford transportation to the Food Bank to pick up orders themselves. Many of these restaurant staff members might find themselves in a Food Bank food line if not for gifts of support like these two, said Eric S. Cooper, President & CEO at the San Antonio Food Bank.
Spurs legend David Robinson donates 100 pizzas to frontline workers in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Spurs legend David Robinson continued his legacy of helping others and the community Friday morning by donating 100 pizzas to the front line workers at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. These folks are brave enough to come to work everyday and put themselves at risk for us, Robinson said. Robinson teams up with son for big assist to Spurs GiveWere trying to provide food for families, Robinson said. We dont know how long we have to put our selves at risk or how long we have to wear these masks. As long as we can keep people safe and provide that good quality entertainment, I think its good for all of us.
Shaq Admits to Making Up Nasty Rumor About the San Antonio Spurs' David Robinson
Instagram / hoops_podcastDoes this look a man who'd blow off an autograph seeker? "I had to make up a rumor to get mad." - Shaq@SHAQ apologizes to David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) for making up a rumor about him not signing an autograph when he was younger that he used for motivation. "I had to make up a rumor to get mad," the former Laker explained during a video call between '90s hoops greats.When Shaq owns up to fabricating the slight, Robinson guffaws, clapping his hands. "Still, its pretty funny that Robinson was taking up so much real estate in his head that Shaq had to make up a rumor to try to find an edge," blogger Ethan Farina writes.sacurrent.com
Robinsons team up for big assist to Spurs Give
SAN ANTONIO – David Robinson Jr. has grown up before our eyes. His proud father, “The Admiral” David Robinson, carried him around the Hemisfair Arena back in 1998. Now, 22 years later, the two are teaming up with the charitable arm of the Spurs organization -- Spurs Give -- to help the city of San Antonio recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Spurs are in a unique position to really bring people together," David Jr. said. It’s a small example of how quickly and efficiently the city of San Antonio has responded to the pandemic.
Suite Night With Spurs' David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich Sells for $120K in Auction
Instagram / hoops_podcastHow much would you pony up to hang with Spurs legends David Robinson and Tim Duncan and Coach Gregg Popovich?One fan was willing to part ways with $120,000.That was the winning bid in an All-In Challenge charity auction for the honor, according to the Bleacher Report sports site . The proceeds benefitted Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.Apparently, fellow NBA icon Magic Johnson called on the Admiral to offer up tickets to watch the Spurs game to raise money for the charities. Included in the package were watching the Silver and Black warm up on the court plus spending the rest of the game in a suite with the NBA Hall of Famer.Robinson even threw in a meet-and-greet with Duncan, Coach Pop and Spurs CEO R.C. And if that wasn't enough, he plans to show off his woodworking skills by giving the winner a custom cutting board featuring a personalized message, according to"The starting bid of $2,500 grew substantially, but the donation will help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic while also providing quite an adventure for the winner," the blog reports.sacurrent.com
How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop?
How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop? Seen in the photo are David Robinson, right, and Tim Duncan. Seen in the photo are David Robinson, right, and Tim Duncan. Photo: DOUG SEHRES /EN Photo: DOUG SEHRES /EN Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close How much would you pay to watch a Spurs game with David Robinson, meet Tim Duncan and Coach Pop? 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHow much would you pay for the chance to hang out with former Spurs player David Robinson and to meet Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich?mysanantonio.com
Black History Month: San Antonio figures you should know
1981Andrea Vocab Sanderson is a singer, rapper and slam poet who has been performing across San Antonio for almost two decades. 1970Ivy Taylor is a politician and urban planner who was mayor of San Antonio from 2014 to 2017. She was the first Black woman mayor of San Antonio, and during her time as mayor, she created the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to handle complaints under the citys nondiscrimination regulations, which she helped develop as a city council member. Taylor also helped create the SA Tomorrow plan, which was the first update to the citys comprehensive roadmap since 1997. 1965David Robinson is a former San Antonio Spur, a 10-time NBA All-Star and a three-time Olympic Gold Medal winner.trinitonian.com
San Antonio's Premier International Piano Competition Returns Next Week with Some Big Updates
Former Spur David Robinson, who's a flutist as well as an NBA Hall-of-Famer, is serving as Honorary Chair for the 2020 event.This Sunday, the Gurwitz kicks off with a pre-competition recital featuring the competition judges as well as guest performers. Additionally, while past competitions judged contestants purely on their merits as soloists, the Gurwitz has expanded to include collaboration in its final two rounds. In the third round , the three finalists will perform a trio composed by Ethan Wickman with two members of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and percussionist John Hadfield. But, knowing that the average worker bee can often be found with headphones on at their desk, the organization has made it so anyone who can't make it to the performances can still enjoy them from afar. Each round will be streamed on both the Gurwitz and MBAW websites and their Facebooksacurrent.com
Spurs newsletter: Dejounte dazzles, Snoop stops by Lakers game; Will Lonnie get minutes
After a 3-0 start, the Spurs came back to earth a bit and it's no surprise why. San Antonio is 4-2 headed into an Eastern Conference road game against Atlanta before another home contest against Oklahoma City. The Dejounte Murray "minutes watch" is in full effect. In restricted minutes, Murray has averaged 14 points, 8.6 rebs, 4.8 assists and 2.2 steals. Since the Spurs are guard-heavy, his minutes will likely be low until he proves himself to Pop.
NBA star-turned-investor David Robinson helps raise $50 million for Texas investment fund
SAN ANTONIO Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson, co-founder of Admiral Capital Group, is helping to raise $50 million for a new investment fund designed to help develop economically depressed neighborhoods in Texas. Robinson said he was drawn to the fund because it benefits the Alamo City, where he spent his entire professional basketball career. Investors get tax breaks on their capital gains if they leave their money in the community for at least 10 years. Investment firms Brown Advisory and Village Capital operate the fund, which already has almost half of its $50 million target. "I'd say if you had capital gains and you want to transfer some of that money without paying the capital gains, it's an unbelievable investment," Robinson said.cnbc.com
David Robinson, who plays flute daily, named honorary chair of international piano competition in SA
SAN ANTONIO – David Robinson has helped place San Antonio on the map as a basketball city. But now he is lending his name to another passion: music. The Spurs legend was named honorary chair of the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition, which will take place in San Antonio on Jan. 27-Feb. 1. “I'm honored to support San Antonio's musical community in this effort,” Robinson, who grew up playing piano and currently plays flute daily, said in a video released by the competition. The fourth round, which is the grand finale, will include the San Antonio Symphony and will be performed at the Tobin Center.
David Robinson, who plays flute daily, named honorary chair of international piano competition in SA
SAN ANTONIO - David Robinson has helped place San Antonio on the map as a basketball city. But now he is lending his name to another passion: music. The Spurs legend was named honorary chair of the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition, which will take place in San Antonio on Jan. 27-Feb. 1. I'm honored to support San Antonio's musical community in this effort, Robinson, who grew up playing piano and currently plays flute daily, said in a video released by the competition. The fourth round, which is the grand finale, will include the San Antonio Symphony and will be performed at the Tobin Center.
David Robinson discusses love for music as he's named honorary chair of Gurwitz International Piano Competition
David Robinson has helped place San Antonio on the map as a basketball city. But now he is lending his name to another passion: music. The Spurs legend was named honorary chair of the 2020 Gurwitz... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Relive title No. 1: Spurs became NBA champions 20 years ago today
Years of frustration and playoff failures came to an end on June 25, 1999, as the San Antonio Spurs won the franchises first NBA championship. Tuesday marks 20 years since the Spurs won the championship by defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, 4-1. In only his second season in the league, Tim Duncan was named NBA Finals MVP. Robinson, who was in his 10th NBA season, had taken the brunt of the criticism for previous Spurs' playoff exits. Popovich molded the Spurs into a championship contender after the slow start and has won five titles in his career as Spurs head coach.