Robert Horry Goes Off On Former Teammates Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili For No Reason

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Robert Horry Goes Off On Former Teammates Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili For No Reason

 

7-time NBA Champion Robert Horry was on ESPN’s ‘The Jump’, and his statements couldn’t have been more polarizing and questionable.

Horry was talking about how his two time Champion Mid-90s Rockets teams could have beaten the Bulls, due to their (and any team’s) inability to guard Hakeem Olajuwon. So far so good. I don’t agree, but this is something worth discussing. But when he tried to back his point up, he started to somehow hallucinate, saying Hakeem Olajuwon was 20 times better than Tim Duncan, before taking a shot at his work ethic. (Tim Duncan’s work ethic, really?????)

“I played with both [Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan]. I know the work ethic of both. I’ve seen it live. I’ve seen these two guys in the gym. I know what Dream brought to practice and I know what Tim brought to practice. I know Tim brought work ethic to practice, but to be a superstar you need to go to the extra level — not saying Tim’s not a superstar, but I’m saying what Dream brought to the game was amazing, and I don’t think people understand how good Olajuwon was. I always tell people, you judge a player on what they cannot do. Who would you want at the free throw line at the end of the game, Dream or Tim Duncan? You gonna go with 85 percent or you gonna go with 70 percent from the free throw line? … You don’t want Tim on the free throw line at the end of the game if you’re down. You do not want him on the free throw line.”

 

Well, first of all he is dead wrong. Olajuwon was a 71.2% career free throw shooter, Duncan a 69.6%, who improved throughout his career and also holds the best season record in free throw percentage between the two with 81.7%. Secondly; 20 times????

The Jump host Rachel Nichols then tried to include Paul Pierce, who also was part of the show, into the conversation. This led to Horry calling out a second of his former teammates in Manu Ginobili.

 

Nichols: “Truth, you want to weigh in with the truth here?”

Pierce: “Listen, Dream was awesome. Dream was awesome, unbelievable. But he was not 20 times better than Tim Duncan. Not 20 times!”

Horry: “I’m saying you would rather have Dream at the free throw line at the end of a game, and you’re down.”

Pierce: “Dream is lucky Jordan retired. You would only have five rings if Jordan didn’t retire.”

Horry: “Let me just say this: You got yours because, if Manu Ginobili would have did the things he was supposed to do, I would have had like 10 championships.”

I don’t know if Robert Horry wants or needs attention, but that’s the only guess I have. His arguments makes no sense and should not be taken seriously.

 

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