Date: 1995 Western Conference Finals
Matchup: Spurs vs. Rockets
Goat: David Robinson
Career Years: 1989-2003
Career Stats: 987 G, 21.1 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.4 SPG, 3.0 BPG
Regular season MVP trophies are great to have, but the playoffs are where stars are truly born. David Robinson won the MVP of the 1994-95 NBA season. Many people thought Hakeem Olajuwon deserved the trophy. Olajuwon made sure to show the viewing public why he deserved it over Robinson during their 1995 Western Conference Finals matchup. Olajuwon averaged 35.3 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 5 APG, and 4.2 BPG in the six-game series and outclassed David Robinson with his numerous post moves, and fakes.
After the series, Robinson's stock as a clutch performer took a hit, but he did eventually help take the Spurs to two championships as the Robin to Tim Duncan's Batman. He would retire in 2003 after 14 seasons in the NBA.