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Robert Horry reveals why Greg Popovich doesn't like him

Robert Horry & Gregg Popovich

Horry explains why he doesn't has a good relationship with Gregg Popovich

Robert Horry has a total of seven title rings. We can say that this is a testament to his overall skill and likability. Not only is he a clutch performer, he's also a great locker room guy, and it would be foolish to discount his impact on those championship teams he's been with. 

However, in a recent revelation, Horry said that there's one legendary coach he's not seeing eye-to-eye with. It's none other than Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. Horry explained why:

"Pop wouldn't dare come on this show. I don't think Pop would ever speak to me again. I don't think Pop likes me. I think Pop doesn't like me because I speak my mind. A lot of people get rubbed the wrong way about that," Horry said, Big Shot Bob Pod with Robert Horry.

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Horry didn't spill the details of his relationship with Popovich. He noted that he was sent to the end of the bench several times. It wasn't because Big Shot Rob was in the twilight of his career and therefore, Pop wanted younger legs to be on the court. Rather, it was because Popovich hated his guts.

These are interesting remarks from Horry. After all, Horry did win two more rings during his tenure with the Spurs. Popovich is arguably one of the greatest coaches in league history. The man is revered by his colleagues and players all over the league. One could assume that whenever he speaks, every single soul would listen. 

It's difficult to imagine a player other than Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, or Manu Ginobili contradicting Pop's words. But come to think of it, Horry already paid his dues before his stint in San Antonio. Before donning the Spurs jersey, Horry had won five titles — two with the Houston Rockets, three with the Los Angeles Lakers. Horry knew how to win. And he won't let anyone tell him otherwise, even if it's a legendary figure like Pop.

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