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.
He was not an elite player after coming back from his injury. Duncan made him that much better. Specially in the playoffs. Robinson wasn't as mobile as before. What are you talking about? He was not the best defender on the Spurs. He could guard the slower bigs in the league because of his upper body strength. That was about it. 99 was his last year where he was effective. But no way was he the player that you're saying. I agree about the Spurs not winning anything with no Admiral.