10. Robert Horry, Rockets/Suns/Lakers/Spurs
His regular season numbers are far from gaudy. He was never one of the best three players on his team. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest big men in NBA history (Olajuwon, Shaq, Duncan). There are plenty of reasons to deny Horry’s entry into the Hall. But Robert Horry's seven rings were no accident. He took big shots, in big moments, and always seemed to hit them. He was the equivalent of a great relief pitcher. In a tight game, with less than a minute left, you'd see Horry check in at the scorer's table and think to yourself, "This one's over." Thanks to inviting over half of the teams into their interminable playoffs, the NBA has rendered the regular season almost meaningless anyway, so I have no problem overlooking Horry's regular season stats and judging him by what he did in the clutch. Year after year… after year… after year...—Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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