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”Everybody laughs when I say this” — Robert Horry has an interesting player on his Top 5 All-Time list

Horry's pick proves he's a real student of the game, and doesn't forget legends that often get overlooked.
NBA legend Robert Horry

Robert Horry

Robert Horry played with a lot of great players in his time. When asked who made his top five all-time list, Horry named four usual suspects and a very surprising pick - especially knowing he left off Tim Duncan and Clyde Drexler, who he played with, off his list. 

Robert Horry’s career

Big Shot Bob won seven titles in his career. Some critics say he was fortunate to be around all-time great players, but what they didn’t understand was that his teammates were lucky to have him around. Countless times, he bailed them out, and without his last-second shots, it could have been a different story.

He might not be the bus driver on championship teams, but playing a role is not for everyone either. From being a scorer in his early years to becoming a designated shooter during the latter part of his career, Horry proved you need great role players as much as you do superstars.

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He’s been around great teammates, so when asked who his all-time top five players are, Robert chose the usual suspects and one unexpected big man.

Robert Horry’s top five players all-time

Harry chose Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Bernard King. The last one would surely raise not a few eyebrows, but Big Shot Bob offered his rationale.

”I always throw this one in there, everybody laughs when I say this - Bernard King. Anytime you can score 40 with two dislocated fingers on the right hand and the left hand...there's just certain guys in this league that don't get enough respect. Bernard King was amazing.”

Horry played with  Clyde Drexler and Tim Duncan, but the former Houston Rockers forward chose Bernard over them despite not being teammates with him. King played in the NBA for 14 seasons and averaged 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.

The 4-time All-Star was so underrated that people often overlook King on their all-time lists. But he once averaged 32.9 points in the 1984-85 seasons. Unfortunately, he injured his knee after that season. At 34 years old, the Brooklyn, New York native averaged 28.4 points but sadly suffered an injury after that season. He retired in 1993.

King earned the nickname “The Texas Massacre” after scoring 50 points against Dallas and San Antonio in the 1983-84 season. Like Big Shot Bob, King was so underrated, but the NBA finally gave him the long overdue respect when he was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2013. 

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