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Player of the Day 7/2/2012: Glenn Robinson


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#1 Sapper

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

Okay, so I know KT started this, but I wanted to add my first choice since there hasn't been a player posted yet.

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#13, 31, 3 Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson

Position: Forward - Height: 6-7 - Weight: 240 lbs
Born: January 10, 1973 (Age 39) in Gary, Indiana
High School: Gary Roosevelt in Gary, Indiana
College: Purdue University
Draft: Milwaukee Bucks, 1st Round (1st Pick, 1st Overall), 1994 NBA Draft

Font changes notwithstanding, Glenn was a polarizing figure for me. First and foremost, I loved his game. He played the position as reliably as possible. He was always good for 20 ppg and 5 rpg. He gave me my first 'coveted' rookie card when I opened up a pack of Topps Basketball cards as a youngster to find a gem!

He was also a part of the '01 Bucks (a Big Three at the time) that tore my heart to shreds in the '01 playoffs (I had to watch Ray Allen make his first heartbreaking basket against a Charlotte team in the Coliseum; true Bobcats fans know the 2nd -- also had to witness in arena).

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Personal vendettas aside, Big Dog was always reliable when healthy. Glenn, Sam Cassell and a young Ray Allen were a force. Not to mention Vin Baker and Darvin Ham always coming up in the clutch.

I take a sip to you Mr. Robinson.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

Good choice, and thanks for picking up the slack.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

"Big Dog" Robinson. Another great player, but I got to hate on him cause I'm still upset at how the Bucks robbed us of a chance to get to the ECF lol.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

"Big Dog" Robinson. Another great player, but I got to hate on him cause I'm still upset at how the Bucks robbed us of a chance to get to the ECF lol.
Keep the players coming!


Yeah, that was such a hard loss to swallow, but it was hard to hate the Bucks when they had Karl as coach and that amazing lineup. Crazy that Glenn has been out of the league for 7 years while Grant Hill and Jason Kidd are still motoring.

Here is my Bobcats heartbreak reference:



I still die a little inside when I watch this.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

I remember the Bucks got the 1st 2 games from us, and then we went on to win 3 straight and had a 3-2 series advantage. I got super cocky and started telling everybody that this series was over, we got this. They won the last two games and I was crushed. I seriously thought that was our year to make it to the finals. Was a good series, though. I just remember Big Dog and Ray Allen eating us up.
Hopefully, our Cats are able to do something the hornets were never able to do and atleast get us to a ECF final. Gonna be hard with the Heat in our way, as well as dealing with other superstar loaded teams that are possibly forming.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

Big Dog IMO was a better college player than pro player. He's the first guy I seen that could get 40 a night in college when he was at Purdue. When he got to the league, he could still post 20 a night as a scorer, but he played no defense at all and didnt seem motivated at times. A lot of people forget that when he came out of college there was no rookie salary cap, and the guy DEMANDED a $100 mill contract. LMAO. I think the Bucks threw him 80 mill, but the fact a rookie could demand that is laughable today.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

Yea he was a much better college player. I was really surprised Kidd didn't go 1st at the time, and in hindsight he should have. But Big Dog was a pretty versatile forward on the offensive level.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

Best clutch player in NBA history.


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