Robinson, however, still had a few. "I didn't feel that much behind at the Olympic trials," he said. "But the more I play, the more I see about myself, the more I notice deficiencies that I'd rather not talk about. I'm only 70 percent of where I want to be."
The home team in Bilbao could only wonder where another 30% would take Robinson. By midnight Saturday the Americans were smiling like a board of admirals who had seen their most promising young ensign return from an inexplicable unauthorized leave.