6 Houston Rockets who ended their careers with 3+ championships

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Scottie Pippen (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)

2. Scottie Pippen – 6 Titles

Scottie Pippen certainly played the biggest role on his championship teams out of anyone on this list. Through 17 seasons, the Hall of Famer enjoyed two three-peats with the Chicago Bulls — one from 1990-93 and the other from 1995-98.

Pippen remains one of the best defensive players the league has ever seen to this day, earning 10 NBA All-Defensive Team selections throughout his career. There’s a reason Michael Jordan said on “The Last Dance” recently that Scottie was the best teammate he’s ever had in his career.

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After winning six titles in Chicago, Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets, playing all 50 games in the lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season. Pippen was third on the team in scoring, with 14.5 points per game that year, while being first in steals (2.0) and assists (5.9).

While he had some noteworthy games in Houston, discourse with teammate Charles Barkley was just one of the reasons he was traded once again, this time to the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Robert Horry (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

1. Robert Horry – 7 Titles

When it comes to winning, it’s hard to get much better than Robert Horry. One of the greatest role players of all time, Horry was a crucial piece in all seven of his NBA titles.

Horry’s championship success began early in his career, as he won back-to-back titles with the Houston Rockets in just his second and third seasons. Houston is where Horry established himself as “Big Shot Rob” with his clutch playoff shots in the 1995 Western Conference Finals and NBA Finals.

His reputation as one of the most clutch players of all-time only grew with the Los Angeles Lakers throughout their three-year run from 2000-02.  His buzzer-beating three to avoid a 3-1 hole against the Sacramento Kings in 2002 likely saved what would’ve been a series loss.

After his back-to-back titles with the Rockets and three-peat with the Lakers, Horry ended his career with five seasons alongside Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.

At age 34, Horry had a remarkable Game 5 against the Detroit Pistons on the road in 2005, which ended with this shot to seal the victory for the Silver and Black. The shot further solidified the legend of Big Shot Bob and probably saved the Spurs from a tough series loss.

In 2005, Robert Horry drilled ANOTHER clutch 3-pointer, giving the Spurs a 3-2 lead over the Pistons. pic.twitter.com/hmAPqRtnrs

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 19, 2018

While his role was fairly limited in 2006-07, Horry enjoyed his seventh and final NBA championship that year when the Spurs dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers for their fourth NBA title.

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Robert Horry and John Salley are the only two players in NBA history to win a championship for three or more teams. Horry also remains the only player not involved with the dominant Celtics dynasty of the 1950s and 60s to have seven or more titles.

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