Robert Horry Says 2007 Cleveland Cavaliers Were His Easiest Finals Opponents Ever: “Who Else Is Going To Score On That Team?”
Robert Horry went to the NBA Finals seven times and won all of them. Although he was far from being the main man on those championship runs, Horry played such an important role, capable of making big time plays and standing his ground on defense.
Horry won championships with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. As for opponents, the seven-time champion faced the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He may have won over them, but every matchup was different for Horry. Appearing on “All The Smoke” podcast, the former NBA forward now reflected on his championships runs and revealed that the LeBron James-led Cavaliers team was the easiest team he ever faced.
“LeBron wasn’t a jump-shooter or a knockdown three. He was more of a drive guy, get by you, big body, jump over you. And our whole gameplan was like we’re gonna double team, every time he come off the pick and roll, we’re gonna double team him.
You had Mike Brown over there on the other side. Every play they ran were our plays in San Antonio. I’m like, ‘Dude, what are you doing? You can’t run floppy down, that’s our play. Floppy side, that’s our play.’ He ran almost every play that San Antonio ran and we looked like, ‘Damn, this is going to be the easiest.’ That’s why we swept them, man. It was just one of the easiest championships to win because they weren’t ready. LeBron was still young. Double-team LeBron, who else is going to score on that team?”