San Antonio Spurs: Robert Horry Petition Made After Comments on ESPN
By Rob Wolkenbrod
After former San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry’s comments about Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, someone decided it’s time to take him out of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.
Robert Horry ruffled quite a few feathers when he took verbal shots at Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, both of whom are legends in the San Antonio Spurs organization. He appeared on ESPN’s The Jump, and said Hakeem Olajuwon was “20 times better” than Duncan, and partially blamed Ginobili for making mistakes that cost Horry from getting more championship rings.
Horry received plenty of backlash on Twitter for his remarks. One Twitter user went in this direction with his dislike of the former NBA champion:
For sale: Robert Horry Spurs Jersey. Free to a horrible person. Just pay for shipping. https://t.co/DaVGWDfVwQ
— Stephen Hale (@thehalestone) June 5, 2017
Well, social media comments may only be the beginning of the anti-Horry sentiment, because there’s actually a petition against him (h/t News4SanAntonio.com). It calls for his removal from the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, which he was inducted into in February 2016. Below is the information listed in this petition:
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After Robert Horry’s recent, & ridiculous comments on San Antonio legends, & future hall of famers Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, & Gregg Popovic, Robert Horry is no longer the type of person that deserves to be represented in our cities hall of fame. The comments showed he has no class, & have absolutely no relevance.
As of this writing, there are three signatures; it needs 1,000 to reach its goal. One comment was left, which called Horry’s comments an “unclassy act.”
Spurs fans aren’t taking kindly to Horry’s words, a player who was a pivotal role player on the 2005 and 2007 NBA championship teams. It’s made him go from hero to villain in a flash, something that may be tough for him to recover from, in the eyes of the Spurs fanbase.
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Horry hasn’t spoken again since this ESPN appearance, so let’s see if anything will follow.