Robert Horry interview after winning championship
Thursday night the San Antonio Spurs, playing on the road, beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 83-82, winning Game 4 and sweeping the Cavs to win the 2006-07 NBA championship. Here's what Spurs forward Robert Horry said after the game:
Q: Talk about Gregg Popovich.
Horry: The one thing I love about Pop [Coach Popovich] is that he treats everybody the same, he doesnít carry grudges. A lot of coaches in the league now, they get mad and they carry it over to the next day, but Pop [Coach Popovich] will let it go and will laugh and joke and buy you dinner the next day. Popís great. Heís the best.
Q: After all the years Tony Parker struggled, he persevered and won the MVP trophy.
Horry: Thatís the sign of a true champion. Heís been there before and showed that tonight. A lot of time you get knocked down and heís the kind of guy that gets right back up.
Q: In this particular postseason you were really impressive rebounding and blocking shots. Can you talk about your contribution?
Horry: You just have to play team basketball and what ever opportunities are presented you just have to take care of it. I didnít make a lot of shots this series, but you rebound, block shots, you do other things.
Q: What are you going to do with all those rings?
Horry: Iím going to put them in a little case and sit back and tell my kids ďyour Daddy did a couple of good things in the NBA a couple of years back.Ē Iím just going to enjoy the moment and see what happens after that. The thing about when you win championships you appreciate every moment and I canít say enough about how much I appreciate this moment. Iím very blessed. Iíve been through a lot of hardships, a lot of trials and tribulations to get to this point and Iím just happy for it right now.
Q: This team does not do the spectacular they just do the routine and they never seem to falter.
Horry: You know itís all about getting the job done. Itís not how you get the job done, you donít need to be flashy, just get the job done. We donít do a lot of flashy things. The only flashy guy we got is Manu [Ginobili]. Everybody else is just basic, but sometimes basic stuff gets the job done. We are a good team and thatís the most important thing.
Q: How does a 19-year-old kid [Tony Parker] come over from France and get three NBA titles and win MVP.
Horry: You have to thank two people Pop [Coach Popovich] and Tim [Duncan]. Pop is the best coach I ever played for and Tim [Duncan] is probably the best power forward I have ever played with. You have to give a lot of credit to those two guys. He [Tony Parker] always led the league with points in the paint and being only 6í2 heís a great point guard. He is so quick and so crafty that itís hard to stop him. Heís a great player.