Originally Posted by Whoah10115
Robinson was still an elite player. He was the best defender on that team until 2001 (I shouldn't have said he was the best back in 2003, that wasn't right).
He could have been better than he was, but he consciously took a step back. He was still the better player the year before (despite MVP voting, which I can't begin to understand). Robinson was still great. They have no chance of getting far without David Robinson.
Better much sums up everything that needs to be said.