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.