People forget that Robinson was one of the most physically imposing players in the history of the NBA. Probably the fastest 7 footer end to end, and lateral quickness to match. He was DEFINITELY still an elite player in '99 and was the defensive anchor of that Spurs team. They beat 3 straight teams with young, elite big men (KG, Shaq, Rasheed) EASILY, only lost one game to all three COMBINED! Those guys were never gonna find a way to stop Duncan on D, but then go back and be guarded by the Admiral with Timmy coming from the help side. If Phil Jackson hadn't gone to LA they probably could have won another one.