ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum

Go Back   ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum > Non-Wrestling > Sports

Sports Want to talk about the world of sports? Basketball? Football? Hockey?

Robert Freaking Horry...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20 Jun 2005, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master Sergeant
 
The Glue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pushing toward Visari Square...
Posts: 14,508
Rep Power: 6466
The Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DCThe Glue You want to be like DC
Default Robert Freaking Horry...

Big-game hunter

By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
June 20, 2005

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Rasheed Wallace decided not to guard Robert Horry, which in the final seconds of overtime in a critical NBA Finals game is about as wise as giving your kid a loaded gun to play with.

'Sheed happens and all, but what the heck did you think the outcome would be?

"I saw Rasheed bite and I said, 'Ohhh, let me stay out here,' " Horry said.

The rest is part of the legacy of Robert Horry, the NBA Finals legend who has crafted a most unusual career. He has spent 13 seasons producing often average play only to hit some of the most remarkable, clutch shots of all time.

Big Shot Bob they've been calling him. He'd prefer Big Shot Rob. But after this, a fourth quarter and overtime for the ages, perhaps the best Finals stretch since Michael Jordan in 1992, Big Game Rob might be a better name.

Thanks to Horry's five three-pointers (including one with 5.8 seconds left in overtime that gave the Spurs a 96-95 victory) and 21 after-halftime points, the San Antonio Spurs are one game away from winning a third NBA title. They take a 3-2 series lead back to Texas for Game 6 on Tuesday.

Horry now is one game from his sixth championship with three different teams (the others being the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers).

And the Detroit Pistons? They're left wondering what the heck just happened.

"Up two with nine seconds left?" mused Larry Brown, who was baffled that Wallace would as the player put it, "decided to double Tim Duncan down low" and leave Horry open for no apparent reason.

"It's Bobby Horry," Tim Duncan said. "He does whatever he wants to do. He's Big Shot Bob."

"You can make it Rob, R-O-B," Horry said. "B-O-B, that's not me."

Whatever the heck Horry's name is, he has always been a bit of a mystery.

How does a 34-year-old bench player with a career scoring average of 7.5 points per game, with a pinched nerve in his left shoulder and a no-show, zero-point first half utterly dominate a game of this magnitude?

How does a 6-foot-10 forward with a career 34.3 three-point shooting percentage get known as one of the most clutch gunners in league history?

"I'll tell you the deal with Rob," said Duncan, who went for 26 points and 19 rebounds but missed six critical free throws in the fourth quarter. "Rob just hangs out the entire game. He does it all season long. He doesn't do anything. He doesn't feel like playing.

"But then you put him in the fourth quarter in a big game and he's like, 'OK, it's time to play now.' And he just turns it on. As funny as that seems, it's how it looks. It's how it is."

Laughed Horry, "Tim's a jerk, man."

That is Horry, though. He never takes anything too seriously, never goes too long without a smile breaking out on his face. For a guy with a knack for winning, he doesn't put a misplaced value on it.

Go figure, but one of sports' greatest winners isn't a winning-isn't-everything-it's-the-only-thing kind of guy.

"That's my philosophy," Horry said. "You've got to have a smile on your face and enjoy the game because there [are] a lot more serious things going on in this world than playing the game of basketball."

Maybe that is why Horry keeps going after so many teams give up on him.

In the 2003 playoffs he shot a miserable 2-for-38 from three-point range for the Lakers and looked tired and done. But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich figured if you rest him during the regular season (conceding he has limited value as an everyday player) he might still have legs to take over when it counts.

"That's who he is," Popovich said. "That's one of the things he does."

Horry in the fourth quarter and overtime did just about everything. He drained threes when he was guarded. He drained them when he was open. He hit one from way out.

"When I made it, I thought, 'Oh, I'm ready now,' " he said.

He had one play in overtime where, with confidence surging through his veins, he put the ball on the deck, slashed to the hole and threw down an outstretched dunk while being fouled, damn near ripping his left arm out of its socket in the process.

"When I was going through the air I was like, 'Please let me get there, please let me get there,' " Horry said. "Maybe a younger Rob could have got there with ease, but I wanted to get to the rack."

Then he laughed. He laughed at himself. He laughed at the joy of knowing that on Father's Day both his father and his son were in the stands. He laughed from the jubilation of knowing he is so close to winning it all again. He laughed at the absurdity of it all.

Big Shot Bob. Big Shot Rob.

He isn't that good. Until he's great.
================================================== ========

Can't believe noone's posted this yet, especially me but...

C'mon, Sheed!! You can't leave Horry alone like that at the end of a period in the playoffs. The only reason that guy's pulling a check in the NBA is because it's in those moments that he busts the dagger out and jams it into someone's heart.

Rockets....Lakers....Spurs....Horry clutches up in the Finals, man. You can't let that guy get an open look. You just can't let that happen.

Anyone think the Pistons can win two in San Antonio, where the Spurs have only lost 5 all year?? Spear...I'm looking for you to respond to this one. Other posters as well, but...

Late.
__________________


People who use the words "Internet Bullies" are the most pussiest form of pussies you'll ever find. Chances are better than not that any girlfriend they've ever had cheated on them multiple times, probably right in front of them, laughing at their pitiful punk asses the whole time while they sat there and cried. If you or someone you know has been caused grief by an "Internet Bully" then you and/or that person is nothing but a little punk ass bitch, and the world would be a better, more manly place if you'd just jump off a fucking bridge already. Late.
The Glue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Jun 2005, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
And yet I fight...
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,179
Rep Power: 130
Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.Alth , if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.
Send a message via AIM to Alth Send a message via MSN to Alth
Default

You pretty much said everything that could be said. In the regular season, he misses that shot, but not in the playoffs.
Alth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Jun 2005, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Heavyweight
 
Spear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Taylorville, IL
Posts: 11,017
Rep Power: 2503
Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.Spear should cut his own throat and bleed to death.
Send a message via MSN to Spear Send a message via Yahoo to Spear
Default

They were all over it on ESPN radio last night. I was losing my freakin mind when they double-teamed Ginobili.
__________________
Spear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 Jun 2005, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
Dewsaw.com live NBA
 
G O D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Heaven
Posts: 9,414
Rep Power: 1271
G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.
Send a message via MSN to G O D Send a message via Yahoo to G O D
Default

Even though i picked the spurs to win I cant see why detroit still cant win. Both of the detroit wins in game 3 and 4 were so dominant It seems inconcievable that they couldnt at least produce that on the road.

What pisses me off is I managed to watch 4 games of this series and missed game 5 which turned out to be a cracker.

I think san antonio has to wrap this up in the sixth game because if we get a decider detroit have shown they have what it takes to hang tough. (lol as long as the gaurd super horry)
__________________


G O D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 Jun 2005, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
Dewsaw.com live NBA
 
G O D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Heaven
Posts: 9,414
Rep Power: 1271
G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.G O D is Jeff Goldblum's first spoken line on film.
Send a message via MSN to G O D Send a message via Yahoo to G O D
Default

we have a game 7 folks
__________________


G O D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 Jun 2005, 11:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Give it To Me..
 
The_One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Charlottesville Va.
Posts: 14,488
Rep Power: 2568
The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.The_One should go home and get his fuckin' shinebox.
Send a message via AIM to The_One Send a message via MSN to The_One
Default

The Pistons will win Game 7..Bank it.
__________________
The_One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 Jun 2005, 04:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
World's Greatest Owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wherever Joe Gibbs is
Posts: 5,115
Rep Power: 45
Dan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock'sDan Snyder is the dog's bollock's
Send a message via AIM to Dan Snyder Send a message via MSN to Dan Snyder Send a message via Yahoo to Dan Snyder
Default

Horry is tied with Jim Paxson and Steve Kerr for the greatest clutch role player ever.
__________________
Dan Snyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freaking Hilarious Video. The_One Off-Topic 20 08 Apr 2006 09:47 PM
Lawrence Freaking Phillips...:rolleyes: The Glue Sports 4 23 Aug 2005 04:45 PM
Lance Freaking Armstrong... The Glue Sports 8 19 Apr 2005 03:42 PM
Spot-Job-Van-Dam is still talking. See Robert this is why you're still jobbing TR(UTH)IPLE H World Wrestling Entertainment 6 19 Sep 2003 07:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Attribution:
Powered by Yahoo Answers



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.