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Alvin Robertson may be the best perimeter defender to ever play the game of basketball.  Michael Jordan certainly thought so.  Robertson still leads the league in most steals per game, and is one of a handful of backcourt players to win Defensive Player of the Year.  A four time All-Star, Robertson wasn’t only about defense as almost 11,000 points can attest.  He was a complete player who averaged 14 points and both 5 assists and boards a game.  However it is the legacy of Alvin Robertson to be known as that of a big guard who could shut down anyone in the league.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Barberton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
2002

Position:
Shooting Guard

Played for:
San Antonio Spurs
Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit Pistons
Toronto Raptors

College:
Arkansas

Drafted:
1st Round, 7th Overall in 1984

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1985-86)
Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1985-86)
First Team NBA Defensive Selection (2) (1986-87 & 1990-91)
Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (4) (1985-86, 1987-88, 1988-89 & 1989-90)
NBA All Star (1986, 1987, 1988 & 1991)
Most Steals (3) (1985-86, 1986-87, 1990-91)
Championship Rings: (3) (Los Angeles Lakers, 1984-85, 1986-87 & 1987-88)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Steals (8) (1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1995-96)

Notable All Time Rankings:
10.  Steals: 2,112

Should Alvin Robertson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.5%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 5.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Barberton, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors
  • College: Arkansas
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 7th Overall in 1984
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1985-86)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1985-86)
    First Team NBA Defensive Selection (2) (1986-87 & 1990-91)
    Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (4) (1985-86, 1987-88, 1988-89 & 1989-90)
    NBA All Star (1986, 1987, 1988 & 1991)
    Most Steals (3) (1985-86, 1986-87, 1990-91)
    Most Steals per Game (3) (1985-86, 1986-87 & 1990-91)
    Championship Rings: (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Steals (8) (1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (9) (1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 & 1995-96)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box/Plus/Minus (3) (1985-86, 1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (3) (1985-86, 1989-90 & 1990-91)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 1.    Steals per Game: 2.7
    10.  Steals: 2,112

Should Alvin Robertson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.5%
No opinion. - 2.7%
No way! - 5.5%
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