Not everyone who plays in the NBA can say that they have won an NBA title. Winning a title is a huge accomplishment for players, and that is what they strive for their entire NBA career. Some players have even won multiple championships throughout their careers. You look at players like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal, to name a few. Those players are just a few of the most dominant players ever to play the game, and their hard work paid off.
But there is one former player who has more rings than Bryant, Jordan, and O’Neal. Three of his rings he won with Bryant and O’Neal. With a total of seven rings, this former player is currently tied for seventh on the most NBA rings list. His name is Robert Horry.
Horry’s first two rings
The Houston Rockets drafted Robert Horry in the 1992 NBA draft. He was the No. 11 pick in the draft. He would spend four seasons with the Rockets, and in his sophomore season in the league, he was an NBA champion. The Rockets defeated the New York Knicks 4-3 to win their first NBA championship. It did not take Horry long to become a champion.
The next season was another special season for the Rockets. The team won their second straight NBA championship defeating the Orlando Magic 4-0. Only in the league for three years, Horry already had two NBA titles.
His next three rings with the Los Angeles Lakers
Horry joined the Lakers during the 1996-97 season, and it wasn’t until the 1999-2000 season when Horry got another shot a winning a title. During the 2000 NBA finals, the Lakers took on the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers would win the series 4-2, and Horry would go on to win his third title in his career.
He would also win his fourth and fifth the following two years as the Lakers three-peated. Horry was now sitting at five NBA championships. He also was pegged the nickname “Big Shot Bob” for his clutch shots that he hit during the playoffs. At this point, Horry played on two teams that won back-to-back titles.
Horry’s final two rings
Sitting at five NBA titles, Horry was not done yet. His last two championships came while playing with the San Antonio Spurs. One in 2005 and the other one in 2007. Horry was at seven rings, and he was up there on that list of NBA players with the most rings.
When his NBA career ended in 2008, he walked out a winner winning multiple championships with three different teams. Not too many players can say that they have done that.
A look at Horry’s career
Horry is one of nine players to have won seven or more NBA championships. He still holds the NBA Playoffs record for most three-point field goals made in a game without a miss at seven. Whenever he was on the court during a crucial time, you could always count on him to make a play.
Horry will be remembered as one of the most clutch players in the history of the NBA. It will also be interesting to see what current NBA players will pass him on the number of championships. Horry currently works as a commentator on Spectrum SportsNet for the Lakers.