Patrick Ewing or David Robinson?
Which NBA Center do you think was better, and why?
They both have a lot in common ...
-Both were college players of the year
-Both were rookies of the year
-Both had multiple appearances on all NBA teams & all defensive teams
-Both have multiple olympic gold medals
-Both were double digit all stars (Robinson-10, Ewing-11)
-Both went to the finals twice (Robinson won his, w/Tim Duncan)
-Both have career averages of 21 ppg (rebounds & blocks are close too
Two legends, hall of famers, etc... but which would you pick?
Points to the best detailed answer.
- JMLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The thing about David Robinson is he always had a HEAVY impact on his franchise. Robinson had 7 seasons before his injuries and before Duncan came. The Spurs won anywhere from 55 and 62 games in 5 of those 7 years. The didn't win any lower than 47 games, and made it to the conference finals in 95. The season before Robinson joined the Spurs 1988-1989 they won 21 games, in his rookie year 1990 season they shot up to 56 wins. The Spurs won 62 and 59 games in 94/95 and 95/96, then Robinson missed almost all of 96/97 with his injury and the Spurs dropped to 20 wins. He had a heavy impact and really his best players were Elliot and aging Terry Cummings.
Robinson was a better defender than Patrick, although both were great defenders. But Robinson in his prime was more of an intimidating force in the paint, and even won defensive player of the year, something Patrick never did. Robinson also was a better passer, and slightly better rebounder in their primes. He also had more moves offensively. He scored 71 points in a game, and is one of 4 players to register a quadruple double. It's a close debate, but Robinson takes the cake on this one. He even won league MVP in 95, and Patrick never achieved that.
Also take a look at their head to head career stats:
Robinson: 23.2ppg, 9.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.7spg, 2.8bpg, 51%fg
Ewing: 19.8ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, 2.6bpg, 43%fg
Robinson got the better of him in most of their matchups.
- 7 years ago
I'd pick Robinson, though both were great.
Robinson was an mvp, the best individual award in the game. The closest Ewing came was in 1993 I think, but he wasn't better than Barkley or Hakeem.
Robinson also led the league in points rebounds and blocks at one point. Not sure if Ewing was ever #1 in any of those categories?
Robinson also outplayed Ewing in their head to head matches. Not by a huge margin, but there nonetheless.Source(s): Artie
- dangelo hLv 57 years ago
- Darth RevanLv 77 years ago
Patrick Ewing he made the finals 2 times without another HOF. Tim Duncan is first ballot, before him David can't reach the finals.
Hope this helps.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
Patrick Ewing! without Timmy D Robinson would have zero rings
- Anonymous7 years ago