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[BS Report] Robert Horry reminisces about Vernon, Hakeem, and the Rockets

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  1. Commodore

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    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=7611863

    Rockets talk starts around 2:00 mark.

    Update:
    Horry on being traded by Rockets to Detroit (later rescinded)
    "For me personally, I didn't hold a grudge .... We were in Detroit, suited and booted. We went to shootaround that morning. We were walking on the court and they were like, 'Whoa, whoa -- Sean hasn't passed his physical yet.' So Matt Bullard sat behind the bench (and) I sat up in the owner's box and just watched it. Because I always wanted to watch a game as a fan because growing up in Alabama, we didn't have an NBA team. So I said, 'let me sit up in the stands and watch a game." So I sat up in the stands, and the next morning they were like 'Ah, Trade fell through. Get home.' So we got on a plane and went back to Houston.

    The funny thing about that is I got traded for not shooting the basketball ... so when I got back, I shot the heck out of the ball. If y'all going to trade me this time you're going to trade me for shooting too much."

    Horry on Vernon Maxwell
    "The thing about Vernon -- Vernon is probably the best athlete I ever played with. This guy was incredible. Fast as all outdoors. He could probably go to bed at 5 in the morning and play a 9am game and just go all out. He was an incredible athlete. If you played with Vernon, you know, out of everybody you played with, you know that guy has your back. No matter if you're wrong, he's going to be wrong with you. He's the ultimate teammate as far as being behind you. Sometimes, something goes down, you see guys mosey down there and try to be in the scuffle. If a scuffle happens, Vernon's going to be by your side. You respect a guy like that. He's your teammate, he's your family and he's going to play games with you."

    Horry on Hakeem Olajuwon
    "It's amazing how underrated he is. He, to me -- I might be a little biased because I played with him -- is the best center of all-time. Because, one, he wasn't seven feet tall. He's 6-11. All-time shotblocker. Out of every big man that ever played the game, he could shoot free throws. He could shoot from the outside. He could guard guards. He's the best to me. If you go back and you look at the things he used to do on the court -- let's ask David Robinson, he'll tell you -- Dream was the best. No disrespect to all those other guys. I know a lot of times people are measured by wins and championships, like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. Dream was just flat out the best to me."

    Horry on what Hakeem Olajuwon did to David Robinson in the 1995 Western Conference Finals
    "The thing about then, we used to play guys in our conference 5 times. San Antonio owned us. They were 5-0 against us. So we were sitting there, we just came from Phoenix, beating them. First game, Dream looks down there, and Dream never says anything. 'That's my trophy. How they going to disrespect me like that and give him my trophy?' That's what he was saying. We all looked at Dream and were like, 'Yeeeah! We about to roll tonight!' Those moves Dream put on David? We had never seen (those) before. It was like he had been in a lab somewhere working on that secretly. You know guys when they see somehting and go, 'ooooh!"? We were actually on the court going, "ooooh! Get 'em Dream!"
     
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    Robert Horry on Karl Malone (1:02): "He's a great person."

    :eek:
     
  3. Commodore

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    Great interview in general, not just the Rockets stuff.
     
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    that's what I said. He's a turrible person

    I want horry as a coach or commentator
     
  6. bluffkin

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    I met Horry on a plane ride from Atlanta to Houston and he seemed kinda rude I guess he just hated attention.
     
  7. tinman

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    Every Rocket fan must listen to this.

    Robert told the story about how he became "Robert Horry", when he got traded and came back firing shots


    Also I loved how he described Vernon, "if you do wrong, he'll do wrong with you!"

    about the bulls
    "No disrespect, nobody could stop DREAM"

    Glorious
     
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    Robert was cool to me, he told me some funny stories about the good old days.
     
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    As much as I hated Horry as a Laker and a Spur, it's refreshing to hear him say this as a beloved Rocket.
     
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    Awesome rep from Horry.
     
  13. Patience

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    Even though I hated the Lakers and Spurs, I could never hate Horry after all he did with the Rockets. No way.

    (The closest I ever came to it was when he cheap shot hip checked Nash into the scorers' table, but I'll let bygones be bygones...)
     
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    'It was like he had been in a lab somewhere working on that secretly.'

    haha
     
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    so much love for this it's unreal. wow.
     
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    What a great guy... smart, funny, laid back ... has so much to say and offer.
     
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    Its interesting to me how he refers to Hakeem as simply "Dream". People on the outside call him "Hakeem" or "Olajuwon" or maybe "The Dream".
     
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    This hasn't been posted yet??:

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    Those were the days. Even though I watched nearly every game Dream played as a Rocket, it still amazes me to see footage of how good he was. There will never, ever be a big man with his skill set again.
     
  20. dobro1229

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    Why didnt the Rockets try to snag this guy as a color analyst?
     
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