Here's a debate: A few friends and I were discussing which career you would rather have, Charles Barkley or Robert Horry.
What is more important to you: Being the best individual player you can be or having an incredible amount of team success? Would you rather dominate other players at a Hall of Fame level or hit shots that are unforgettable?
It's a tough decision, right? Let's take a closer look.
There is no question that Charles Barkley is the better player. He's a Hall of Famer, an MVP, an 11-time All-Star, a member of the Olympic Dream Team, one of the 50 greatest players of all time, and an all around basketball freak of nature.
There has been much debate over how tall Barkley really is, but whatever the answer is, it's clear that he dominated bigger players throughout his career.
Barkley never won an NBA championship, but he was one of the most dominant players in the history of the game, averaging 22 PPG and 12 RPG over his career.
Other than Bill Russell and his great teammates, nobody has more championship rings than Robert Horry.
Horry was never an All-Star but he was a respected professional basketball player throughout his career.
Here is why this is even a debate: Horry is no match skill-wise to Barkley, but not only does Horry have seven championship rings, he was a vital player who made some of the biggest shots in the game's history.
It's not like he was just a scrub on the bench that rode some superstar's coat tails to the title.
Horry had ice in his veins and thrived in the toughest moments.
The object of the game is to win and Robert Horry did it as much as anyone ever in the NBA. He had a charmed career, was loved in Houston, LA, and San Antonio, and seemed to play with a care-free style and have fun doing it.
Although winning (especially at the highest level) looks like so much fun, there is something to be said about being able to flat out dominate other great players.
If I had to choose, I love Robert Horry and his career, but I have to go with Charles Barkley.
Tell me whose career you would pick and why. I'd love to hear it.