By Mike Patton
NABJ Black News & Views
Alvin Robertson was first drafted into the NBA in 1984 seventh overall by the San Antonio Spurs. Over his 11-year career, he would play for the Spurs, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors during his time in the NBA, and he would average 14 points per game.
In Toronto during his last season playing professional basketball, Robertson made history by becoming the third NBA player to pass 2,000 steals.
Robertson was a part of the expansion Toronto Raptors and in a 122-103 loss on Dec. 12, 1995, Robertson contributed to the team with three steals that just were not enough to help the Raptors win.
But even with that, Robertson was able to eclipse 2,000 steals, becoming the third NBA player to ever pass 2,000 steals in his career.