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Robert Horry: A man for championships

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Robert Horry played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association, winning seven championships, the most of any player not to have played on the 1960s Boston Celtics. He is one of only two players (the other is John Salley) to have won NBA championships with three teams: two with the Houston Rockets, three with the Los Angeles Lakers and two with the San Antonio Spurs. He earned the nickname Big Shot Rob because of his clutch shooting in important games. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest clutch performers and winners in NBA history.

Horry was selected 11th overall in the 1992 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets as a small forward. He spent his first four seasons with the Rockets, helping them win the NBA Championship in 1994 and 1995. While in the Finals, Horry set an individual NBA Finals record with seven steals in a game and also hit five 3-pointers in a quarter.

In his years with the Lakers, he was playing in a backup power forward role but was one of the keys to the Lakers three-peat from 2000-2002. One of his most memorable shots being the buzzer-beater against the Kings in the 2002 Western Conference Playoffs in a crucial game 4.

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Following the next season, Horry signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Horry played a significant part in the team's success, going 38 of 85 behind the 3-point line in the 2005 playoffs. He went on to win 2 more championships in 2005 and 2007 completing his legacy.

Horry was the first player ever to accumulate 100 steals, 100 blocked shots, and 100 threes in one season. In 2010, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Horry now works as a commentator on Spectrum SportsNet.

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