Robert Horry
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"Robert Keith Horry Jr." is a retired American basketball player and current sports commentator. He played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning seven championships, the most of any player not to have played on the 1960s Boston Celtics. He is one of only two players (the other is John Salley) to have won NBA championships with three different teams: two with the Houston Rockets, three with the Los Angeles Lakers and two with the San Antonio Spurs. He earned the nickname "Big Shot Rob" because of his clutch shooting in important games, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest clutch performers and winners in the history of the NBA. Horry now works as a commentator on Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

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You have to get into the right mind-set. It took me forever when I first started coming off the bench. You have to learn how to stay loose and stay warm. It was tough for me at first. You become used to it. Just like old hat after a while.

Records are always going to be broken; I'm sure someone wanted to see him catch Wilt.

I hadn't seen the spin move in a long time, and he brought that out. He looked really good. I hope he can maintain it.

More days off helps me out more now than in the past. Then I wanted to practice so I could keep everything working, mechanically and skills-wise. Now I really like the days off. But we needed to work on some things, especially our rebounding and boxing out. So it was good to get back to work.

When you burn a bridge sometimes -- it doesn't matter if it's a significant player on a team, especially a significant player like Kobe -- you might say let bygones be bygones, (but) there's always that underlying, 'Oh, you talked about me,' Me personally, I don't think it'll work out. But who knows? Crazier things have happened.

We know they've changed and their offense has a whole new look to it. With us, we're the same. They'll know all our plays. But we'll be out there looking at them and saying, what's that they're doing here? What's this play? Why are they doing that? That's a big challenge.

It really hurts when you get some questionable calls down the stretch.

Nothing against Tony, but there's other guys playing great. Tracy (McGrady) has to be there. It's in Houston. And then you got Kobe and Ray Allen. He's just got some stiff competition.

He makes those all the time in practice, just throwing them up. He's a special individual.