DFish was straight on another level in Game 3, playing on the road no less. Which gets us thinking…
After adding last night's peformance to his resume, who's more clutch?
Tags: Boston Celtics, Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers, Playoffs 2010, Robert Horry
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not even close
Sorry, Fish. Big Shot by a ton.
Well as weird as it sounds, i’m going with Fisher. Remember the 0.4 shot? Remember last finals? This years finals? Horry probably has more clutch moments, but i still think Fisher is more of an iceman than Horry.
Horry 100% no way its even remotely close. Yes, fish has made some big shots, but horry has made so many more in so many more big moments. Btw, where were all these fisher fans in 08? I remember exactly no one praising him then.
Alright, alright. Nobody believed in Fisher and he proved everyone wrong. He’s the Rocky Balboa of NBA history. For every one time a fan is wrong, at least 10 times we need to be reminded about how wrong they were. BUT, where were the Fisher supporters 12 years ago saying that he would hit clutch shots for his 5th title? Where are they?
Warning: this post contains a lot of rambling. Anyway: I always have that image in my head that, when he was a Spur, the following would happen: Horry is watching ABC, the NBA Finals. Dozing off at halftime, but waking up because his phone keeps ringing at the start of the 4th quarter. Horry answers: “Hello?” “Rob? It’s me, coach. The game is getting close, can you come over right now?” Horry yawns. “Sure Pop”. He steps into his car, drives to the arena, Pop substitutes him into the game, he makes a three, wins a championship, goes home and dozes off again.
I say fisher because first of have you ever seen Horry make a shot with .2 seconds left? As a matter of fact have you seen anyone do that?Secondly everyone remembers when Horry makes his shots but he has also missed his fair share.In ’03 versusu the spurs he missed TWO shots actually the second one would have one the game.
is this a serious poll?
@Gerald- Fisher actually did that in real life.
i almost wanna say fish. i mean, besides the last few seconds of the game, did horry really make big shots? correct me if im wrong, but fish makes big shots the whole game, esp late in the 4th. thats why i cant stand him, but dude is clutch
i lost money on bets with both these guys .theybo th clutch and im happy for both of them
logues, did you watch the Finals in ’05? Duncan’s bricking every freethrow, the Palace is rocking like crazy in a pivotal game 5 (following 4 blowouts each won by the home team). Horry goes BERSERK in the 4th and OT, and by that i mean scoring 21 points, including the game-winner. he had scored 3pts up till that point.
Robert Horry is more clutch, for he has hit clutch shots for multiple championship teams, where as Fisher, as clutch as he is, doesn’t have that kind of pedigree.
Robert Horry is the reason why the Kings don’t have a ring. Simple as that.
Robert Horry doesn’t do all the little things that Fisher does. Fish makes all the big, clutch plays constantly for his team. Horry is all buzzer beaters.
Fisher > Horry, and it’s not as close as some of you may think.
Fisher doesn’t just make buzzer beaters, he hits shots that his team desperately needs during the COURSE of the game. He is a huge momentum changer and that’s something Horry never was.
Horry gets a lot of hype (mostly deserving) for being in the right place at the right time. Honestly, Fisher has hit just as many–scratch that, MORE–big shots for the Lakers than Robert Horry.
And come on, do you guys really think the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t have won their rings without Robert Horry? No offense, both guys are great, and LA wouldn’t have a ring if it weren’t for him, but I think Fish, for all he’s done with the Lakers, deserves some recognition.
@ teddy: No! rob ain’t all about BB. he did the little things (esp. decking some nasty guards). u all forget his HOU days, and without him, neither HOU would have repeated, or SA would have won in 05. as simple is that.
Bob for spurs top fishs game 3, but fish game 3 comes close. Also notice sheed gets involve in a lot of clutch situations against him. That tip toe three when he was a blazer, horry on him as a piston. Didnt happen this time but he was wearing the losing jersey. Sheed is probably the anti clutch poster boy.
Hmmm, maybe my memory is a little faint on Horry’s impact. I concede–Horry was definitely very clutch (well, I didn’t really dispute this). But I still say D Fish was and is better for the Lakers.
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