San Antonio Spurs Legend David Robinson was a guest on ESPN’s First Take on Thursdays. Robinson was on the show to talk NBA as well as other topics.
The former number one overall pick by the Spurs back in 1987 and a two-time NBA Champion joined Skip Bayless and company to talk about the league and what the Hall of Famer feels of being ranked 20th in ESPN’s rankings as well as being asked if the Golden State Warriors are an invisible team.
“I love our team, I love the balance that we have, I love our size.” – David Robinson on Spurs Team
The show started off with Bayless congratulating Robinson and his son for being elected student body president at Notre Dame. It quickly turned into asking Robinson his thoughts on Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour.
Robinson being as genuine of a person that he is, he stated that watching Bryant go through his final games of his career is something that Robinson went through when he made the decision of his last year in the league as well. Going to all the different cities and being praised for a stellar career in Robinsons words, “I love the fact that they [fans] get a chance to really appreciate him, I am enjoying watching it.”
The segment then went on to talk about ESPN Player Rankings and Robinson being ranked number 20. Bayless asked Robinson if he was ok with where he landed and Robinson’s answer — “Am I ok. Does it matter to me? Does it impact my day on a daily basis?” He then went on to say it was fun that his sons knew where he was ranked.
Feb 10, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward David West (30) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half at Amway Center. San Antonio defeated Orlando 98-96. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
What would be the most important part and interesting of the show is when Bayless brought up the topic of the Spurs and Golden State Warriors. He asked Robinson how much of a chance he gives the Spurs against the Warriors in a possible Western Conference Finals matchup. Robinson nails it. “I love our team, I love the balance that we have, I love our size, we can shoot the ball, run up and down with you and defend you like crazy.”
He goes on to talk about David West and how he is a key part to the team this year and calls LaMarcus Aldridge a monster.
Bayless also brought up to Robinson if he thought the Golden State Warriors are invincible. Robinson stated that many can come to an agreement, right now they look it, but he does not think they are invincible. Robinson goes on to say that once teams get into a “playoff series it is a different field,” he stated.
Hear more of what Robinson had to say about Kobe’s tour, the San Antonio Spurs his ESPN ranking and much more below.