The More You Know

With a 3-0 series lead in the NBA Finals, former Alabama player Robert Horry is extremely close to winning ring number 7. If the Spurs are able to clinch a 4th series win, Horry would pass some extremely talented company. He is currently tied on the all-time ring list with Scottie Pippen, Bob Cousey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Michael Jordan (who have 6 rings each).

Some of you are probably wondering where this would put him on the all-time rings list. Well, I have discovered the official list (according to Wikipedia). Here are the players currently ahead of him:

1. Bill Russell 11
2. Sam Jones 10
3. Tom Heinsohn 8
3. KC Jones 8
3. Satch Sanders 8
3. John Havlicek 8
7. Jim Loscutoff 7
7. Frank Ramsey 7

An impressive list to say the least. If The Spurs do win the 2007 championship, Horry would be the only player with 7 rings or more that did not play for the Boston Celtics. In fact, every single one of those players earned their rings during the 1950’s & 1960’s, the glory days of Red Auerbach and the Celtics. Most people don’t know all of this, but now you know….

 

Speaking of ‘The More You Know,’ I kind of hope to see this one make the rounds some day:

I know that the finals have been boring, to be honest I’ve only tuned-in to the last two games towards the end to catch a quick look at the score. But, lets just cheer on ‘Big Shot Rob’ to lucky number seven. The game will be starting around 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. Hopefully Rob will make history tonight, and save us all from the horrors of having to watch a game 5.

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2 Responses to “The More You Know”

  1. WesCrimson Says:

    That is great about Robert Horry’s accumulation of championship rings. I hope he keeps adding to his collection.

    But all seriousness aside, a study of Hollywood history would uncover another good collection of rings as Zsa Zsa Gabor (age 90)(sister of Eva Gabor co-star of TV Land’s “Green Acres”) has been married 9 times ( that is an average of one marriage per decade). (Eva was only married 5 times but had that hit TV series.)

    Zsa Zsa Gabor was at one time married to Conrad Hilton ( founder of Hilton Hotels and Paris Hilton’s great-grandfather ) and they had a daughter, Constance in 1947, who is related to Paris Hilton.

    Zsa Zsa’s current husband of the past 20 years, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, most recently hit the news by claiming he could be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby. See how all this ties into everything but unfortunately not basketball.

  2. WesCrimson Says:

    Okay people here is the Hilton connection to basketball.

    The Hilton Garden Inn Springfield hotel in Massachusetts is located on the grounds of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Which brings us back to whether this Springfield is the true “Springfield” hometown of the Simpson’s.

    Seriousness turned back on. 😦


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