Legend(s) Helped: Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler
Robert Horry is one of the most clutch players the league has ever seen and is the only player to win multiple championships with three different teams.
His numbers were never flashy, but he hit big shots during games, and without him it is possible a few of the players above to do not see some of their titles.
He nailed an incredible shot against the Kings in 2002 to win the game and the Lakers went on to win in seven. Had it not been for that one shot, it is very likely the three-peat never happens and that accomplishment is a big part of Shaq and Kobe’s resumes.
In 2005, Horry won the Spurs a pivotal Game 5 against the Pistons and the Spurs won in seven. If he had missed, Detroit would have taken a 3-2 lead and the 2005 championship never happens. Horry also is the all-time leader in three pointers made in the Finals with 52 and has a multitude of other great feats.
I think I have said enough to justify his placement.