The NBA Hall of Famer nicknamed “The Admiral” is David Robinson. He earned this nickname from his service with the U.S. Navy before his professional basketball career. Robinson is widely regarded as one of the greatest centers in both college basketball and NBA history. He spent his entire NBA career (1989-2003) with the San Antonio Spurs, winning two championships and being named an All-Star 10 times. Robinson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.