NBA Finals time and fans want to hear from those who’ve been there. (And we don’t mean Dennis Rodman and his five championship rings, although Dennis is always interesting to hear from!) Steve Kerr and his five rings are too biased, given that he’s immorally coaching the Warriors. But the guy walking around with more title bling than anybody, Robert Horry and his seven NBA championship rings did sports fans a favor and wrote an article for Player’s Tribune, giving out insights to hoops fans hungry for perspective.
In the article Horry, who was traded to the Lakers in 1997, calls Kobe Bryant the “hardest working player I ever played with.” Kobe was a rookie in ’97 and, well, you know how his career turned out. Horry knows why, too. Kobe had “what people don’t understand when they talk about champions — when they talk about a winner’s mentality. Kobe’s dedication to the game is unreal. And I mean that in the truest sense … it was literally unbelievable.” Oh and by the way, Robert Horry says that Dennis Rodman was a genius.