Robert Horry aka Big Shot Rob

If you are a real basketball lover, you must know one of the most clutch player in NBA history, Robert Horry aka Big Shot Rob. Robert Horry played 16 seasons in the NBA (Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers & San Antonio Spurs).

Horry was a ‘normal’ regular season player but when April was coming, Robert Horry elevated his game. He wasn’t a superstar but the power forward won 7 NBA titles (2 with the Rockets, 3 with the Lakers & 2 with the Spurs).

Nowadays he is still the 3rd player who played the most playoffs games in the NBA (244). He is one of only two players (with John Salley) to have won NBA championships with three different teams. Robert Horry played with Hakeem, Shaq & Duncan and was a perfect teammate in the playoffs.

Clutch Shooting

Robert Horry earned the nickname Big Shot Rob because of his clutch shooting in the Playoffs. His first clutch shot was in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Horry hit a jumper with 6.5 seconds left to give Houston a 94-93 win over the Spurs.

Another one came in game 3 of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic when Hakeem find him behind the 3 point line. Big Shot Rob made the 3 pointer to give Houston a 104-100 lead with 14 seconds left.

Then, it happened again in game 3 of the 2001 NBA Finals against Allen Iverson’s 76ers. He made a 3 pointer with 47.1 seconds left to give the Lakers a 4-point lead. He also made 4 free throws in the last minute of the game. (he was a 44% free throw shooter at the moment).

In game 3 of the 2002 Western Conference first round against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers were down by 2 and Horry made a game-winning 3 point shot with 2.1 seconds left.

One month later, he did it again against the Sacramento Kings in Western Conference Finals. Big Shot Rob hit a game-winning 3 at the buzzer (one of my favorite because of the explosion of emotions).

Another great clutch play, during game 5 of the 2005 NBA Finals in Detroit (the defending champions), Horry made a 3 with 5.9 seconds left and give the Spurs the win in Detroit.

To conclude, I just want to add that Robert Horry is the most winning title player who not played for the Russell’s Celtics.

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