HoopsHype Robert Horry rumors

September 8, 2014 Updates

"The 2001 team was probably the best," Horry said. "We went [15-1], which will never be accomplished again. You should have looked at us after we lost that first game [against the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals], we were so disappointed. We were so hurt that we didn't sweep everybody in the playoffs, because that was our goal." Los Angeles Times

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Retired NBA star Robert Horry wasn't hurt after a car he was driving hit a motorcycle on a Los Angeles freeway and left the rider hospitalized. The California Highway Patrol said Wednesday that Horry's 2014 Infiniti collided with a 2013 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Xerxes Baldonasa of Long Beach on Tuesday afternoon on the 105 Freeway near Inglewood. ESPN.com

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“I grew up watching Larry Bird when I was growing up in New Hamsphere which is north of Boston and he’s a 6-foot-8 or 6-foot-9 guy who can shoot and has a tremendous work ethic,“ he said. “I always want to work hard like Larry Bird and I want to shoot three-pointers like Larry Bird and I have to work hard evey game with my shooting and my stroke and I once I got into the NBA, (former NBA players) Donyell Marshall and Robert Horry helped me find my niche within the team.“ Tempo

August 16, 2013 Updates

The seven-time champion recalled a game early in their partnership when Bryant kept demanding the ball, but Horry stuck instead to the triangle offense. During a timeout, Bryant said, "I'm hot," and pressed Horry on why he was ignoring his requests. "How many championships you got?" Horry replied. "I've got two. I've got this." Los Angeles Times

August 5, 2013 Updates

While fasting and having taken on no fluids for more than 12 hours ahead of game time, when tip-off arrived, his statistics would go up rather than down. In February 1995, he was named NBA Player of the Month, despite Ramadan having started on February 1. In a 1997 report, the New York Times described a fasting Olajuwon as "depleted" and "dominant" in a match against Jordan's Chicago Bulls. "I always felt bad for him," Robert Horry, a teammate of Olajuwon's from 1992 to 1996, said recently. "I don't mean for that to come across wrong, but when you are playing an NBA game, you gotta have massive reserves of energy. "There are 48 minutes to a game and for you to play 42 minutes of that 48 and not even be able to take a sip of water, that is just phenomenal." The National Newspaper

June 15, 2013 Updates

Gary Vitti: But I think he's going to come back in great shape, and then it's all about how he's used. You don't want to beat him up in practice. Save it for the game, figure out the appropriate minutes that put him in a successful situation. The example I use is Robert Horry, where we played him a lot of minutes, and it was difficult for him to recover and be productive at his age. But he goes to San Antonio, plays 18 minutes a game, and the guy was an unbelievable force off the bench for them. I think if we figure out how best to use Steve, he can be the same way. NBA.com

June 10, 2013 Updates

You always say great things about Hakeem Olajuwon, that he would kill it if he had the chance to play nowadays and be the best center by far. What about Dwight Howard? Robert Horry: Dwight would have no chance [against Olajuwon]. Howard is a good player, but his offensive skills are limited. He only has the Georgetown hook, a couple of spins in the baseline... Dwight is a great player, but there are things certain players can and can't do, and Hakeem could do a lot. HoopsHype

February 16, 2013 Updates

Forty-five seconds into one of his least favorite All-Star weekend activities, Tim Duncan’s response was interrupted from afar during a mandatory Friday morning session with reporters peppering him with questions both perceptive and inane. “How are you doing, old man,” former Spurs forward Robert Horry shouted across a hotel ballroom overflowing with inquiring minds. “What’s up?” Duncan shouted back to “Big Shot Rob,” the seven-time NBA champion who helped the Spurs win their third and fourth NBA titles in 2005 and 2007 before retiring in 2008, at age 37, after five seasons in silver and black. “Can you still walk?” Horry said, punctuating the question with a cackle. “A little bit,” Duncan said. “Just a little bit, but I’m still younger than you, buddy.” San Antonio Express-News

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Robert Horry laid into former teammate Kobe Bryant while speaking at the ninth Lakers All-Access event at Staples Center. "[When] Kobe is on the weak side, he needs to start paying attention to where the ball is and not be flying around, thinking he's some stealth bomber where he can get steals nonstop," said Horry. The Lakers (17-21) have struggled this season as a team to play defense, and Horry put a sizable share of the blame on Bryant. "That's the only reason you won two games, you solved the problem," continued Horry, speaking of Bryant's move to covering point guards Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks. Los Angeles Times

January 16, 2013 Updates

"You want a guy to be more focused," Horry said, pointing to LeBron James' no-nonsense demeanor in last season's playoffs. "That's the kind of guy you want, someone who's focused, not fun-loving." At first, Howard bristled and refused to get drawn into a war of words with Horry, but went on to say that he is going to continue to be himself. Orange County Register

Howard wasn't smiling after hearing what Horry said, as related to him by a reporter Wednesday. "I'm going to continue to be me," Howard said. "This made me successful the last nine years. I'm not going to stop smiling. This is what I do for a living and if you have a problem with me smiling, we can go talk about it. "I get paid a lot of money to play basketball. I'm doing something that teachers and doctors and police officers and fireman should be getting a lot for. But I'm getting paid for it so I'm going to have fun. I don't care who has a problem with it. "[Horry] had his time. His time has come and gone, so don't try to tell me how to play. I think it's stupid. I never judged him on how he played. Just because I smile and have fun, that doesn't mean that I don't take this game seriously. I don't want anybody to ever get that twisted. I came here to win championships and I came here to dominate, but I'm going to do it with a smile on my face." Los Angeles Times

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