Robert Horry Talks Basketball

BamaMag.com was able to catch up with Alabama great Robert Horry over the weekend to talk Tide, hoops and much more.

Former Alabama great Robert Horry was among the luminaries gathered for the 22nd annual National Basketball Retired Players Association Gala Saturday in Uncasville, Connecticut. Former players from the ABA, NBA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters compromise the membership of the NBRPA.

'BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com met with the 2010 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee Robert Horry to discuss his life after basketball and future plans.

The black-tie affair was part of a philanthropic weekend the NBRPA Legends of Basketball held to raise funds for all their charitable partners. Among the other sponsored events were an all-inclusive fantasy camp, blackjack tournament and a free youth basketball and life skills clinic for the local community.

The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, a gaming and entertainment destination, hosted the event.

The witty and personable Andalusia-raised former Tide star holds the NBA career record for playoff games played (244) surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and three-pointers made (53) in the finals eclipsing the total recorded by Michael Jordan. A versatile performer, the unassuming Horry was the first player to ever achieve 100 steals, 100 blocked shots and 100 treys in a season.

Horry accumulated seven NBA Championship rings, the highest of any former player excluding eight members of the Boston Celtics.

Former San Antonio teammate Tim Duncan persisted in calling him "Big Shot Bob," a name the 6-9, 240 pound forward never embraced. "Big Shot Rob" was the preferred choice for the poker-faced competitor known as one of the league's finest clutch shooters and winners to grace the game.

John Garcia Jr. contributed to this feature.


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