Los Angeles Lakers: 50 Greatest Players in Lakers History (Updated 2023)

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Greatest Lakers of all time: 28- Robert Horry

  • 7 seasons, 448 games, 3 titles
  • 6.3 PPG
  • 5.3 RPG

“Big Shot Rob” is a difficult player to rate. He has the lowest scoring average of any player on this list and never averaged double figures in points or rebounds with the Lakers. In fact his stats are only slightly better than Kurt Rambis, who didn’t come close to making this list.

So why is Rob ranked #28? The biggest hint is in his nickname. In most games he seemed to float along, doing nothing particularly notable. But he lived for the game’s biggest moments. When the game was on the line, there were few players any better, including his teammates Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

Despite his ordinary stats, he was one of the game’s best clutch shooters. Most famously, he made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that defeated Sacramento in game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference finals.

Overall, Horry was the ultimate role player and an integral part of the Lakers “3-peat” champs from 2000-02.