Robert Horry literally made a name for himself by performing in the NBA Finals. “Big Shot Bob” was a role player on seven NBA Championship teams. He won two rings with the Houston Rockets, three with the Los Angeles Lakers, and two with the San Antonio Spurs. Unfortunately, his penchant for being accurate beyond the arc did not translate to the accuracy of his analysis of current NBA teams, specifically the Milwaukee Bucks.
What Robert Horry Said about the Bucks
There are plenty of fans of other teams out there that try to discredit the Milwaukee Bucks and their title run. Apparently, Robert Horry is one of them:
Horry, along with bitter Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, and Atlanta Hawks fans, cite the fact that the Bucks’ opponents were often missing crucial players due to injury. Additionally, they reference how Kevin Durant’s large feet crossed the three-point line on his game-tying shot in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
Here Is Why Robert Horry Is Wrong
The Milwaukee Bucks certainly have a long way to go before they can defend their NBA title. However, to say that they definitely will not displays a serious lack of awareness. The Bucks are just a game behind the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls for the top spot in the East. They have won five games in a row. Additionally, the Bucks have three players who are averaging five or more assists per game. You can read about why that is significant here.
The problem with the arguments other fans try to make to discredit the Bucks’ run is this: The Bucks faced the same challenges all the other teams did. The difference was that Milwaukee overcame them. Sure, the Nets and Hawks missed key players. The Milwaukee Bucks were without Donte DiVincenzo, their starting shooting guard, for most the playoffs. Oh, and remember when Giannis nearly snapped his leg in half and missed time?
The Milwaukee Bucks may not be the favorites to win it all again this year. However, to say that they cannot and should not have won it all to begin with is just plain foolish. Robert Horry’s argument is like saying he should not have won his first two rings because Michael Jordan was off playing baseball for a year and a half. His teams earned each of his seven rings. The Milwaukee Bucks earned theirs, too.
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