David Robinson knows exactly what it's like to battle the rockets in the playoffs. "The Admiral" was there in 1995 when the Rockets beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.

“Obviously it did not go so well for us. The Rockets have always been a great team,” Robinson said. “The whole time I’ve been in San Antonio they’ve had everyone from Hakeem Olajuwon and Dwight Howard and now James Harden is a monster!"

KENS 5 caught up with the NBA Hall of Famer at The Salvation Army's 2017 Annual Luncheon, where he was the keynote speaker. And while historically, the Spurs have never beaten the Rockets in the playoffs, Robinson is hopeful that this year's team can break that streak.

“They are always tough competition,” he said. “That’s what’s fun about sports. You can’t win all the time. And when you lose, you have to learn from your losses. That’s our big challenge. Have we learned? Are we going to be able to come back and get 'em?”

Robinson said that he's optimistic that the Spurs can win the series, even with some of the setbacks the team has suffered recently.

"We worked hard this season to get home court advantage. I think the guys are doing a really good job just battling. I mean, losing Tony Parker and losing Tim Duncan last year? Those are not easy losses to overcome. But they've had a phenomenal year."