HoopsHype Robert Horry rumors

April 2, 2012 Updates
January 23, 2012 Updates

During his visit to Russia to attend the student league All-Star game, 7-time NBA champion Robert Horry was interviewed by Sports.ru. Here’s the most interesting part I think (Please keep in mind that this is English-to-Russian-to-English translation) Was it possible to avoid the Kobe and Shaq split? I think Phil Jackson started that feud. It happened many times that after team practice he would say, “Kobe said this about Shaq, and Shaq said that about Kobe… We couldn’t believe how could that happen, because just the day before we saw them together, jumping on one another. Phil liked it when there was conflict of some sort. I always tell people; if you look at those championships, you’ll see who were the closest players on the team. Normally those are the guys who are the first to hug each other. And when we were winning, it was always Shaq and Kobe who hugged. I think this will answer your question. Later it was blown out of proportion by the media and both players started doing something that didn’t make sense. Rush'n Hoops

Who is the best player that you ever played with? I would say Hakeem Olajuwon and Kobe Bryant. The things The Dream could do on the floor were phenomenal for a big man. And the dedication that I saw in Kobe, I didn’t see in anywhere else. And I think that he’s not given enough credit for this: he has spent a lot of time and energy to become what he is now. I don’t want to offend anybody, but those two stay above everybody else. Rush'n Hoops

October 5, 2011 Updates

Not willing to let Scottie Pippen off the hook so easily, I reached for the next best thing: Could he kindly clarify his position on the controversial statement he made (and subsequently, amended on Twitter) about LeBron James potentially surpassing Michael Jordan as the greatest player the game has ever seen? “My position is still the same,” Pippen stated. “You’re talking about a very young kid who came to the game at a very young age. Statistically, he will probably be the best player at the end of the day…based on the number of years he can get in, [he’s a] super athlete, very versatile in a lot of ways.” Pippen added, “My comment was not meant to belittle the greatest player in the game—he has truly made his mark with his style, with his charisma, with his brand—but from a statistical standpoint, I think [LeBron] has great [potential] to be recognized as the best.” My Sharoni

September 30, 2011 Updates

Bryant, who is reportedly considering signing with Italian powerhouse Virtus Bologna, may thrive, but the other players who are daring to head over are in for a shock. According to former NBA great Scottie Pippen and legendary clutch shooter Robert Horry, the stars of the 1990s would never have even dreamed of playing foreign basketball, and Pippen went as far as saying that the international hoops stage was beneath His Airness. "No. I could never see him going over," Pippen told the Daily News at the "NBA 2K12" video game release party in Manhattan. "Because of the status of the NBA at that time it was never any doubt that the NBA stage was the best stage, at that time." "I don't think any of those guys would have gone there," added Horry. "Overseas basketball wasn't as nice as it is now." New York Daily News

The only player who will thrive in Europe? Bryant. "He speaks Italian," said Horry, who played with Bryant from 1996-2003. "I won't say he was born there, but he spent a lot of years there. That's almost like a second home. Of all the players you talk about, he'll be the one who's OK." Bryant's only struggle in Italy? He won't be able to curse at referees in Italian. But Horry doesn't think that will be a problem, either. "With him," Horry said, "he can curse in English, too." New York Daily News

July 30, 2011 Updates

Seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry, who experienced the previous NBA lockout in 1998, said he is not concerned about the players during the current stalemate as it is easy for them to stay in shape through professional guidance and exercise. He made the comment during his NBA Cares trip to Beijing on Thursday. "Now it is actually easier for them (the players), because they do clinical stuff by themselves. I think they will be fine. The guys are professional now. There are so many things out there. They have got nutritional advice, they know what to eat, and they have a lot of facilities to work out in," he said. "One thing is to make sure you don't get hurt. Just play and stay in shape. Do things that keep you in shape. It could be a long lockout, so I hope they can stay healthy." China Daily

July 25, 2011 Updates

Former Houston Rockets player and NBA Champion Robert Horry has opened a rehabilitation center in Sugar Land. The Robert Horry Center for Sports and Physical Rehabilitation offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and a hand and upper extremity rehabilitation program. The staff at the center includes physical therapists and occupational hand therapists who offer rehabilitation services for carpal tunnel and other problems that plague the wrist and hand. Business News

June 19, 2011 Updates

Robert Horry: Dear Ashlyn, Your beautiful smile has always been my inspiration. Although I am the father, you were my teacher, my hope and incentive, and my role model -- to your brother Camron and mother, Keva, as well. Born with courage and determination, you confronted and overcame the challenges of 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare and disabling genetic disorder. My admiration for you is only outdone by your dazzling smile, immortal in my heart. I know you were constantly in pain, but you always endured with a smile. You were physically challenged, but it never prevented you from spreading warmth and love with pride and confidence. I wanted you to join the play of the other children on holidays, but that was my hardship -- you enjoyed the laughter and seized every moment. NBA.com

Robert Horry: On this day, Father's Day, your spirit is watching over me and making sure we are all safe and warm. I know you are smiling on life, love and family, and waiting for us to join you. There will come a time when we will again see that engaging smile that brought us so much joy each day of your life. In your loving memory, we will persistently seek to increase awareness of 1p36 deletion syndrome through your foundation. We will bring hope to others around the world, to the children who suffer from the same genetic disorder, and to those parents and families who share the same desperation. NBA.com

June 16, 2011 Updates
June 15, 2011 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers lost a member of its extended family on Tuesday as Ashlyn Horry, the daughter of former Lakers forward Robert Horry, died at the age of 17. Ashlyn was born with a host of respiratory issues and was diagnosed with 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare genetic condition caused by a missing part of chromosome 1. "I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers," Robert Horry told the Los Angeles Times. "It means so much to our family." ESPN.com

Horry and his family established the Ashlyn Horry Foundation to help other young people who are medically diagnosed with disabilities through economic relief and medical research, according to the foundation's website. More information can be found about Ashlyn's condition and donations towards the cause can be made at http://www.ashlynhorryfoundation.org/. ESPN.com

June 14, 2011 Updates

Ashlyn Horry, the daughter of former Alabama and ex-pro basketball star Robert Horry, has died today at the age of 17. Since birth, Ashlyn battled a rare genetic condition. Horry starred at Andalusia High School and played at Alabama from 1989-92. He then played for 16 seasons, through 2008, in the NBA and was a member of seven championship teams. He earned the nickname "Big Shot Bob" for his knack for hitting clutch shots in key playoff games. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Ashlyn was born on April 2, 1994 with severe respiratory issues and other complications. She eventually was diagnosed with a disorder that years later became known as the 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, caused by the missing part of chromosome No. 1. Birmingham News

April 13, 2011 Updates

Mark Kreidler: Robert Horry with us now. Says the Kings belong in Sacramento. Tough to hate the guy, even if he put a dagger in Sacramento's back in '02. Twitter

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