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League catches up to farewell tour

David Robinson is finally getting what he deserves: thank yous for a HOF career

Updated: August 7, 2009, 10:13 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- He doesn't want the hoopla. He doesn't want the fuss of a protracted farewell tour. He doesn't want the Jordan Treatment.

He doesn't get a choice anymore, for the rest of the season.

David Robinson is retiring, and the overdue recognition is finally building. On Thursday night, in a moving ceremony, Robinson was honored by the Dallas Mavericks with a heartfelt sermon/sendoff from longtime former teammate Avery Johnson. On Sunday afternoon, NBA commissioner David Stern ...

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