This is a special feature from guest blogger Christopher Sells.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t bitter about Robert Horry breaking his record for most playoff games played. This is refreshing because so many older players seem to forget that records are made to be broken and that the record they hold was once held by someone else.
While Kareem isn’t upset, he does want you to know that Horry has had a slight advantage.
“When I started playing, the playoffs were another round shorter. It was fewer games. But that’s just an incredible performance (by Horry), in terms of being on winning teams and helping them to go as far as they go.”
There is talk that Horry has just been in the right place at the right time each year, allowing him to play each year of his 16-year career for a team that advanced past the first round of the playoffs and to pick up seven rings along the way.
I’d listen to that argument more if Horry hadn’t been a solid contributor for his entire career and hit more big shots than I can even list. Let the man have his record. Even if he is passed over for the Hall of Fame, which some say is a certainty, at least his name will remain written in the record books.
Until someone comes along and breaks said record, anyway.