In Rio to watch Team USA, the Admiral caught up with Zach Frydenlund of Complex Sports to talk about the Olympic team, the new-look Warriors and his thoughts on next season. He pointed out that another super-team, the 2010-11 Miami Heat, took some time to figure out how to make their pieces fit -- that Heat team started out 9-8 and went on to lose to the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals.
He reflected on the retirement of Tim Duncan, while lauding the organization for how prepared it was for the post-Big-Fun transition and how they could still compete for a sixth banner in San Antonio.
Aside from discussing the Olympics, Robinson also touched on the San Antonio Spurs' summer and the retirement of his good friend, Tim Duncan. "End of an era and obviously, he's like a little brother to me so I just enjoyed watching him, growing up with him," Robinson said. "What's great is what Coach Popovich and R.C. Buford and the whole family have done a great job in continuing to build the franchise and still be very, very competitive. I think we'll have a chance to win the championship this year."
Beyond the statistical odds that anything can theoretically happen, oddsmakers agree that the Spurs (+450) are the most likely team, by a fair margin (The Clippers are third at +1000), to come out of the West besides the Warriors (-250).