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Old 11-12-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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He definitely doesn't have the career stats...7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg...but he does have SEVEN championships with three different teams. "Big Shot Rob" has also been a pretty clutch shooter in a lot of those games. I personally don't think he should be in the Hall of Fame, but many of my friends say otherwise. Just trying to see peoples opinions.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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the only reason i could see him getting in is by sheer number of rings. he has more then 99.99843769358913 % of all other players ever, and to do it on 3 different teams while being a REAL contributer on all of those 7 title teams warrants something. he will tell you he doesnt deserve to be in, UNLESS there where a playoff hall of fame. in the end the point of the hall of fame is to enshrine not just the best individual player but all contributers who stand out in the game of basketball. in this day, i would be willing to bet that more people know what big shot bob has done then say oscar robertson (thanks to tv coverage and internet for sure).

i say he gets in 5-10 yrs after he is eligible.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: all over NJ-currently in Totowa
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No- lots of championships - but in reality a nice sixth guy off the bench

No doubt > he was clutch though
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Good player who helped his team but not HOFer. If you are going to elect Horry what about Steve Kerr or Dereck Fisher?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I would say YES for Robert Horry because he was a key contributor on all 7 championships, and a solid starter on several of them. I don't think he was simply along for the ride, in fact the Rockets bloomed shortly after drafting Big Shot Bob.

He really knew how to play winning basketball: spread the floor, set picks, man defense, help defense, slash when offered, shoot better the more important times of the game or season.

And he was passionate without being out of control (ie. Rasheed), didn't care whether he played 10 or 35 minutes/game.

For me, if you look past statistics, he was a better player than Charles Barkley. Charles was like Iverson, he always thought the team was best off if he dominated the ball, both failing to notice teammate's games suffering. And Barkley was ridiculously easy to score against.

To close, if the HOF inducts players based mainly on stats, there will be alot of losers in there.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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No. Not even close

I'd take him on my team though
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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This is something I've always wondered, but I will have to vote no. As much as his was clutch in big games, and his has the hardware, I don't think it is enough to get in the HOF. He doesn't have the numbers, awards such as the MVP, or even been voted in a All-Star Game. He is a great player, but not a HOFer.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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This is something I've always wondered, but I will have to vote no. As much as his was clutch in big games, and his has the hardware, I don't think it is enough to get in the HOF. He doesn't have the numbers, awards such as the MVP, or even been voted in a All-Star Game. He is a great player, but not a HOFer.

Horry has a career 7.0 points a game average no matter what he did in the playoffs that is not going to get you in the Hall of Fame.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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He definitely doesn't have the career stats...7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg...but he does have SEVEN championships with three different teams. "Big Shot Rob" has also been a pretty clutch shooter in a lot of those games. I personally don't think he should be in the Hall of Fame, but many of my friends say otherwise. Just trying to see peoples opinions.
No. If he gets in, it will completely destroy any credibility the HOF has.

Being lucky and playing on teams with Kobe, Shaq, Tim Duncan, Hakeem, etc. does not make one a hall of famer.
For someone who was such a great shooter in the Playoffs, how come "big shot Rob" only hit .426 on Field Goals and only .359 on Threes?

Chris Mullin is NOT a Hall-of-Famer and he had 4 years as a top-ten scorer, is one of the greatest FT shooters of all time, is in the top-100 of all time in the following: SPG, PPG, FT%, 3P%, FG% and he was a 5-time all-star. His career playoff shooting was .495 on field goals and .409 on threes. He carried his team on his shoulders and even shot 69.2% from Three during the playoff run of 1990-91.

If Mullin isn't a Hall-of-Famer, how on Earth could Horry be?

If Horry is one, why not Ron Harper? Why not John Paxson? What about Will Purdue?

And why the heck is DENNIS RODMAN not in the Hall of Fame?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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sure - with a ticket or an invite to visit

he'll never be enshrined though, and rightfully so

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