On the other end was brother-in-law Barack Obama, the president-elect.
"He calls after all my big games, he has always done that — even before he was a big-time politician,'' Robinson told Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
"I was running some errands, and the phone rings. I know when he calls, because it comes up funny [on his cell phone] ... and he said, 'Congratulations, I heard you won a big game. I didn't see it, but some of the guys saw it. Tell me about it, what happened?' "
Robinson said he was pressed for time, but couldn't get Obama off the phone.
"I talked to him for like 20 minutes,'' Robinson said.