Michael Jordan was one of the fiercest competitors in NBA history, always giving his 100% to win games and make the Chicago Bulls the best team in the world. It was a hard job for the GOAT during his early years, but he always showed that he would be great in the league.
Jordan's personality and dominance in the game earned him a lot of respect and fear around the league, but sometimes, players didn't care about that and went off on him and his team, trying to beat them.
David Robinson was one of those who had extra motivation when going against MJ, and he showed that once in 1992 when he stole the basketball and took off to almost dunk on Jordan's head.
Even though he often gets overlooked by fans, David Robinson was a great talent that constantly made incredible plays on both ends of the floor. One of the most memorable happened against His Airness, in a regular-season game played in San Antonio. The fans were ecstatic to see their team going against the defending NBA champions, and didn't want to lose that match.
Robinson was on the same page and tried everything in his power to defend the home court. After an inbound play, Michael Jordan tried to connect with Scottie Pippen. He threw the ball at the free throw line, but it was Robinson who intercepted and took off, going for the fast break, ready to dunk the ball against anybody.
Jordan ran right by his side, but The Admiral's speed was too much. He made an incredible move on MJ and went for the dunk, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Mike was smart enough to get out of Robinson's way and let him score in a terrific night for the center and the Spurs. David finished the night with 21 points, 13 rebounds, 8 blocks, and 3 steals, including that one against Jordan and Pippen.
Just like that, David Robinson used to make big plays for the Spurs. It's sad that he had to wait long before having a teammate that helped him take the team to the next level, but the things he was doing on his own are still remarkable, and even Michael Jordan knew he was facing a huge threat when going against The Admiral.