Former NBA player Robert Horry says that Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James does not need to win any more championships to top Michael Jordan on the all-time list, according to TMZ Sports.
“That don’t matter,” said Horry, who won seven NBA titles during his 16-year career. “That’s why it’s a team sport.”
While Horry was never a star in the league, he had a penchant for making big shots in critical moments, earning himself the nickname “Big Shot Bob.”
He had the good fortune of playing with three of the best big men of all-time in Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan. He won two championships with Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets, three with O’Neal’s Los Angeles Lakers and two more with Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs.
Over the course of his career, Horry averaged seven points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 42.5 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from three-point range.
He is most known for his legendary buzzer-beating three-pointer in Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals against the Sacramento Kings while playing for Los Angeles, giving the Lakers a 100-99 win and evening up the series at 2-2.
Los Angeles would go on to win that series in seven games and win its third straight championship.
Horry also hit a huge overtime triple for the Spurs in Game 5 of the 2005 finals against the Detroit Pistons, giving San Antonio a 96-95 victory in a series that it would win in seven games.
As for James, he now 3-5 in the finals as opposed to Jordan’s 6-0.
Horry can say whatever he wants, but it’s going to be very difficult for James to usurp Jordan’s position as the greatest of all-time at this point.