Robert Horry

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Basketball player
Robert Horry
Robert Horry
Player information
Full name Robert Keith Horry
birthday 25th August 1970 (age 50)
place of birth Hartford, Maryland , United States
size 208 cm
Weight 109 kg
position Power forward
college University of Alabama
NBA draft 1992 , 11th pick, Houston Rockets
Clubs as active
1992–1996 Houston Rockets 1996–1997 Phoenix Suns 1997–2003 Los Angeles Lakers 2003–2008 San Antonio SpursUnited StatesUnited States
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Robert Keith Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Hartford , Maryland ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA from 1992 to 2008 . During his time in the league, Horry won a total of seven NBA titles with three different teams and was best known for his performance in crunch time - as well as for his ability to decide games with important actions. It was for this reason that he was nicknamed Big Shot Bob .

Player career

Horry was selected in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets in eleventh place, for which he then played four seasons. After his first season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team . In August 1996 he was given to the Phoenix Suns together with Sam Cassell in exchange for Charles Barkley .

After an argument with Phoenix head coach Danny Ainge , Horry was suspended from the team and finally traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in January 1997 in exchange for Cedric Ceballos . After the 2002–03 season , Horry became a free agent . He finally decided to switch to the San Antonio Spurs .

Horry, also known as "Big Shot Bob", has been a very effective crunch time player throughout his career. Through his playful talent, he helped his teams, in which he worked in his career, to seven championships. This makes him the most successful player who was not part of the Boston Celtics team in the 1960s. In the 2006/07 season Horry was able to win his second championship with the Spurs. The front runner is Bill Russell with eleven championships won.

Next to John Salley (1989 and 1990 Pistons; 1996 Bulls; 2000 Lakers) Horry is only the second player in NBA history to become NBA champion with three different teams (twice with the Rockets, three times with the Lakers and twice with the Spurs ). On May 13, 2008 Horry played the 238th play-off game of his NBA career and thus moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , who was the record holder with 237 completed play-off games. As of 2020, he is third on the list of players with the most playoff appearances.

On July 1, 2008, his contract with the Spurs expired, so he became a free agent. In an interview he announced that he would like to play another season for the Spurs, if that is not possible he would like to end his NBA career with the Rockets. However, this was not possible and so Horry ended his career after 17 years in the NBA and 7 championship titles.


Horry came with his respective teams in each season of his NBA career not only always in the play-offs , but even reached at least the second round.

Web links

Commons : Robert Horry  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Robert Horry: CLUTCH or LUCKY? (or both). In: August 11, 2007, accessed May 23, 2020 .
  2. ^ NBA Players with the Most Playoff Games Played. Retrieved April 23, 2020 .
  3. Horry wants to return for another season with Spurs or Rockets