Robert Horry Joining Lakers TV Broadcast Team
At least one former Lakers fan favorite with championship pedigree is returning to the sidelines for the purple and gold. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ex-Laker Robert Horry will be joining the Lakers broadcast team on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet. Horry won seven NBA titles during a 16-year career that included stops in Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Antonio. Known as a clutch shooter in the latter stages of his career (hence his nickname “Big Shot Bob”), Lakers fans will always remember Horry for the game-winning three-pointer that he hit in Game 6 of 2002 Western Conference Finals against the Sacramento Kings. The Times reports that Horry’s new gig with Time Warner Cable Sportsnet will involve Horry appearing in certain studio broadcast throughout the season. As innocuous as that may sound, I can’t help but wonder if viewers will see an awkward moment between either new Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni or Lakers guard Steve Nash and Horry if they ever have to do an on-air segment together given that D’Antoni and Nash may have had their own championship rings in 2007 if not for another infamous NBA Playoff memory provided by Horry.