Former Houston Rocket Robert Horry Turns 45
Not everyone gets a ton of love on their birthday, but when you have 7 championship rings and a slew of memorable plays, people seem to show admiration when it’s due.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 25, 2015
Robert Horry played an incredible 16 seasons in the NBA, four with the Houston Rockets.
The team drafted Horry in 1992 in the first-round, 11th pick overall out of Alabama. He played all four years at ‘Bama and was an All-SEC, All-SEC Defense and All-SEC Academic selection before choosing to join the NBA.
Horry was a sharpshooter and at 6’9 he was able to play both the small forward and power forward positions in the league.
Everyone remembers some of his ‘big shots’ with the Lakers and Spurs, but how about the Rockets?
His rookie year Horry was faced with his first chance at a clutch shot against the Sonics. The game was tied and what did Mr. Clutch do? He lined up the jumper and sank it from just inside the three-point line with about 30 seconds left. Unfortunately the Sonics prevailed, but Houston would get more from “Big Shot Bob” in the future…
In his third season with Houston, the Rockets trailed the Spurs by a point in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. In the closing seconds
found Horry all alone at the top of the key and you know what happens next…
The same year in the Finals against
and the Orlando Magic, Hakeem found Horry and once again he knocked down a huge bucket…
If those shots weren’t enough, watch these highlights that span throughout his entire career…
Horry was a beloved player that was accepted no matter where he played. He was a winner and everyone around the league knew that.
In his final season in Houston, Horry averaged career bests in points (12.0), assists (4.0) and blocks (1.5) before being traded to the Phoenix Suns with Sam Cassell, Chucky Brown and Mark Bryant for the “Round Mound of Rebound” Charles Barkley in 1996.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 25, 2015
Robert Horry is now working with Time Warner Cable SportsNet and still resides in the Houston area. Swing over to his Twitter page (@RKHorry) and wish him a Happy 45th Birthday!
While you’re there don’t forget to follow @SpaceCity_Scoop and tell us your favorite “Big Shot Bob” moment!
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