Monday, June 20, 2005
Tim Duncan Tells the Truth About Horry
Robert Horry in a nutshell from his teammate Tim Duncan after last night's game:
I'll tell you the deal with Rob, Rob just hangs out the entire game. He does it all season long, he doesn't do anything. He doesn't feel like playing. He shows up sometimes, and then you put him in the fourth quarter in a big game, whether it be regular season or the playoffs, and he's like, "Okay, it's time to play now. I've been hanging out the entire season, it's time to play now." And he just turns it on.
In a different context, that's stinging criticism.
The only flaw in the argument that Horry coasts all the time are these plus/minus stats from 82games.com. As of a few days ago, Robert Horry's the third most effective player in the entire playoffs (after Manu Ginobili and Tayshaun Prince). Just for the record, in the regular season Horry was nowhere near the league leaders, and was fifth on his team, right after Rasho Nesterovic.