Skip to main content

Robert Horry speaks up on why he should be in the Hall-of-Fame

Robert Horry shares a valid argument for getting inducted into the HOF but also says he doesn't mind if that never happens
Robert Horry shares why he deserves to be in the HOF

Robert Horry won 7 NBA championships with three different teams which make his accomplishment pretty unique in modern-day NBA

Making the basketball Hall-of-Fame is the epitome of a perfect career-ending for most NBA players. Several factors are considered to achieve that incredible honor, most notably your career achievements like awards, stats, and championships. On the other side, the cultural and off-court impact can also play a considerable role, leaving many questions and conversations on what should and shouldn't be included in the overall bid for the HOF. One of the more debated and controversial players regarding the acceptance into the Hall-of-Fame is a player with one of the most impressive careers when it comes to winning. That man is Robert Horry.

Horry thinks he deserves to be in the HOF

Horry managed to play a significant role on several NBA teams, winning seven championships, putting him in the company with some of the players with the most rings in NBA history. That is an accomplishment worthy of enormous respect. But that didn't help him so far in making the Hall-of-Fame, as Horry himself thinks he should be in, even though he doesn't let him bother him too much.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

"If you look at the people that are in, I deserve to be in. If you look at the people who aren't in, I don't deserve to be in. For me, I'll be happy if I do, and I'll be happy if I don't because basketball is a team sport. If I was a tennis player and I didn't get in the Hall of Fame for tennis, then I'd be really upset, but for me, it's a team sport. If the Hall of Fame comes calling one day, I'll be proud. If it doesn't, so be it. I know one thing, half those guys in there don't have what I have, and that's seven rings."

Robert Horry, Lakers Nation

Nobody has more rings than Horry

A pretty humble and respectful approach from Horry, who will be happy even if he does or doesn't get accepted. His biggest downfall is that the only individual award he has ever won is making the All-Rookie Team. Horry was never a star on a team but rather a role player that always showed up big in clutch and crucial moments. When you help your teams win essential games and contribute to seven championships, you deserve to be among the most influential basketball players ever.

P.S. "Half those guys in there don't have what I have, and that's seven rings" is the understatement of the year. The only group of players that have more rings than Robert Horry are the guys from the Bill Russell Celtics. Everyone else in the history of the NBA has fewer rings, making Horry somewhat unique in the modern NBA. 

Isiah Thomas & Karl Malone

Isiah Thomas opens up about a surprising phone call he received from Karl Malone - "He almost started crying on the phone"

Isiah Thomas shares what happened when he got a surprising call from Karl Malone, who wanted to apologize for an incident that happened 30 years ago between the two legends

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson

"Then what happens? They’re gonna consider him a bust" — Vince Carter gave Zion Williamson helpful advice

Like Zion, Carter was also branded as primarily a dunker when he entered the league and everybody expected him to throw it down all the time.

Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrates with beer during WrestleMania in 2022 and LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009

"I've forgotten so many things but I remember that vividly" — Steve Austin on LeBron James taking photos of him via flip phone

Stone Cold didn't need to check his social media or the internet as he vividly remembers the King's support.

Michael Jordan in 2022 at the NBA 75th Anniversary Team induction ceremony

“You're a loser! You've always been a loser!” - how Michael Jordan trash-talked his teammate into retirement

When MJ said he doesn't care, he really meant it - even if his teammate once retired because of his cruel trash talk.

Kerry Kittles in 2021 at a Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame press conference.

"Mostly they’re talking about scoring and scoring" — Kerry Kittles on today's NBA

Kerry Kittles doesn't like the lack of defense in today's game but admittedly would've loved to play in this era.

Former Kansas Jayhawks player Scot Pollard

“It’s a common expression here” - Scot Pollard revealed the code the Sacramento Kings used for too much dribbling

As it turned out, every single player on "The Greatest Show on the Court" Kings was about team basketball.