Former NBA Champion Robert Horry Puts Himself with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant on Mt. Rushmore

Published 03/18/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are two players who defined their generations but also defined each other’s legacy. Both Bryant and Jordan played the same position and had the same style of play. What made them identical was their mentality; neither player would ever give up and consistently made shots and plays to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

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Horry picks MJ and Kobe for Mount ‘Clutch-more’

Former NBA champion Robert Horry recently revealed his Mount Rushmore for the greatest clutch players of all time. He believes that Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, and himself are the most clutch players in NBA history. Horry’s comments may come as a bit of a surprise, as he is not on the list for most buzzer-beaters in NBA history.

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Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are regarded as two of the most clutch players in NBA history. Both of them had an ability to make big shots when it counted the most. Everyone remembers Jordan’s iconic shot against the Utah Jazz to win his sixth NBA championship in the dying stages of a tight game.

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Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, built his entire legacy on making last second shots. His ‘Mamba Mentality’ often drove him to another gear, where he found something in himself to be able to make the shots very few could make. Bryant was always the player trusted by the Lakers to make the big shots when it mattered the most, and Kobe would have had it no other way.

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant: Elite clutch players

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Robert Horry was always an underrated player. Despite him having won more championships than Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, he isn’t given the kind of credit the other two are. This is because Horry was never the star player on any of his championship winning teams. However, he was trusted to play an important role, and he played it to the best of his abilities.

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Who was the more clutch player – Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? Both defined their legacies by making the most important shots. However, the world seems to give Michael Jordan just a little more credit for his clutchness. Regardless of where you stand, no one can deny that both of these stars are two of the most elite clutch players in the history of the NBA.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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