A Conversation With a Living Legend® slates basketball greats

Luncheon honors David Robinson, Sean Elliott; benefits cancer research

MD Anderson News Release 09/11/13 

San Antonio Spurs veterans David Robinson and Sean Elliott will be the topic of conversation at the fourth annual A Conversation With a Living Legend®, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio. Elliott will interview Robinson in an exclusive onstage interview benefiting innovative research and patient care initiatives at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

Joining luncheon chairs Kim and Clyde Johnson IV and Paula and Clyde Johnson III are Peggy and Lowry Mays and Charline and Red McCombs as honorary chairs.

David Robinson is a beloved former member of the San Antonio Spurs. The formidable center scored 20,790 points in his 14-year career, the second-most in franchise history. From 1989 to 2003, Robinson helped the Spurs to two NBA titles. He won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for the 1994-95 season and was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

The 10-time All-Star was drafted first pick overall in 1987 and officially joined the Spurs two years later after fulfilling his active-duty obligation with the Naval Academy. Robinson’s service earned him the nickname “The Admiral.” He continued to serve his country by playing in the Olympics, bringing home two gold medals.

In 2001, Robinson founded and funded a school for San Antonio’s inner-city children. In honor of his philanthropic efforts, the NBA created the David Robinson plaque, given to current players in recognition of outstanding community service. In 2008, Robinson launched the private equity firm Admiral Capital Group, which invests largely in real estate and socially conscious firms.

Sean Elliott played for the Spurs for all but one season from 1989 to 2001 and made his way onto several franchise record lists, including the most three-pointers made.

The 6’8” forward was drafted third overall out of The University of Arizona, made two All-Star teams and played with Robinson in the Spurs’ 1999 championship game. Elliott is widely known for the Memorial Day Miracle, his game-winning three-point shot in Game 2 of the 1999 Western Conference Finals.

Since 1990, A Conversation With a Living Legend® has raised millions of dollars for research and patient care initiatives at MD Anderson through events in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.

For more information, call 866-262-9029 or email events@mdanderson.org.