Kobe Bryant Vs. Robert Horry: Can We Finally Have This Discussion?

June 21st, 2010 by Armen Dacity Leave a reply »
Now that Kobe Bryant has won his fifth NBA Championship, we can finally discuss the issue that many have been reluctant to address in the past...

Is Bryant on par with Robert Horry?

Let's break it down, shall we?


Total NBA Titles

Kobe still trails in this category, having won five titles to Horry's seven.  Kobe still has a chance to equal Horry, but he is getting up there in years.  A lot will depend on the way that the balance of power shifts after this year's free agency period.  Advantage: Horry.


Number of Franchises With Titles

Kobe has won all of his titles with the Lakers.  Horry, on the other hand, won titles with three franchises: the Lakers, the Rockets, and the Spurs.  Clearly, this demonstrates that Horry was more compatible with other players than Bryant has been.  Advantage: Horry.


Titles Without Phil Jackson

Kobe has won zero titles without the Zen Master.  Horry, on the other hand, won four with other head coaches.  This unquestionably demonstrates that Horry is less depende ...

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