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George Gervin
06-22-2006, 06:59 AM
I thought this was interesting and I am going to go on a limb and think some of you may have afew words about Horry.




Spurs' Horry relishes Mavericks' defeat

Web Posted: 06/22/2006 12:00 AM CDT
Johnny Ludden
Express-News Staff Writer

Robert Horry watched only the closing two minutes of Miami's clinching victory in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. It was enough, however, to make him smile.


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If Horry and the Spurs couldn't win another title, he at least was glad Dallas fell short in its quest to win its first.

"That's the first time I ever rooted for the East," Horry said. "You usually never root for the East, you root for the West. But the way (the Mavericks) acted, it just put a bad taste in my mouth.

"All the whining Dallas did, the way (owner Mark) Cuban acted, the way (assistant coach) Del Harris acted on the sideline a couple of times, I was happy to see Dallas lose."

While Cuban and Dallas coach Avery Johnson were criticized for their behavior after losing Game 5 of the Finals, Horry didn't like how the Mavericks acted while eliminating the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals.

In addition to saying that Mavericks guard Jason Terry didn't deserve to be suspended for hitting Michael Finley in the groin, Cuban called Tim Duncan a "crybaby," labeled Spurs fans the "rudest" in the league, and called the River Walk "an ugly-ass, muddy-watered thing."

Harris also mocked Duncan for complaining about calls during Game 4 of that series, Horry said.

"I know the one game we won in Dallas, Avery was crying about the refs," Horry said. "I was like, 'You're crying about the refs?' We're the only ones who should be crying about the refs. We're the ones who are down in the series.

"There were just a lot of things that they did that I didn't think were characteristic of a team that's supposed to be in the (top) class."

Horry didn't play much against Dallas, averaging 11.6 minutes in the final five games after Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went small to better match up with Dirk Nowitzki. In contrast, the Heat often stayed big against the Mavericks because their power forward, Udonis Haslem, proved athletic enough to guard Nowitzki.

Nowitzki averaged 27.1 points on 52.7 percent shooting against the Spurs. Haslem, who was on the Spurs' summer-league team before signing with Miami three years ago, and James Posey helped limit Nowitzki to 22.8 points on 39 percent shooting.

"It was almost like (the Heat) said, 'Don't do what the Spurs did because they lost the series,'" Horry said.

Horry, who turns 36 in August, jokingly called himself a "dinosaur" during the playoffs but still thinks he has enough left to contribute. He has two years remaining on his contract but said he might retire after next season.

"My ultimate goal is to play 15 (years), and this would be 15," Horry said. "But if I'm feeling spry, I'll keep going."

madape
06-22-2006, 07:03 AM
The Mavericks acted disgracefully during the finals (and many of the fans continue to do so).

I'm not surprised others around the league are taking notice. Our team and our franchise lost a lot of respect last week.

George Gervin
06-22-2006, 07:07 AM
The Mavericks acted disgracefully during the finals (and many of the fans continue to do so).

I'm not surprised others around the league are taking notice. Our team and our franchise lost a lot of respect last week.



That's a little strong ape.. Cuban is the only guy that bothers me but I was a little disappointed with the way Avery focused on the refs so much. Yes Mavs fans I know he's the coach but players tend to follow their leader but it seemed like the obesession with the refs caused the Mavs to lose some focus.

madape
06-22-2006, 07:19 AM
That's a little strong ape.. Cuban is the only guy that bothers me but I was a little disappointed with the way Avery focused on the refs so much. Yes Mavs fans I know he's the coach but players tend to follow their leader but it seemed like the obesession with the refs caused the Mavs to lose some focus.

I take back what I said earlier. Mark was acting disgracefully thoughout the ENTIRE playoffs, not just the finals.

Calling San Antonio a cesspool? Insulting another city's fans? And of all things, accusing an opponent of being a CRYBABY??!?! Wow, what a character this guy is.

A fool. Not a champion.

jthig32
06-22-2006, 08:01 AM
For a Spur to comment on how the Mavs behaved in regards to the refs is laughable.

nashtymavsfan13
06-22-2006, 10:26 AM
For a Spur to comment on how the Mavs behaved in regards to the refs is laughable.


That's exactly what I was thinking.

chumdawg
06-22-2006, 10:34 AM
I take back what I said earlier. Mark was acting disgracefully thoughout the ENTIRE playoffs, not just the finals.

Calling San Antonio a cesspool? Insulting another city's fans? And of all things, accusing an opponent of being a CRYBABY??!?! Wow, what a character this guy is.

A fool. Not a champion.Don't forget going on Letterman and saying you are going to win the series, up 2-1.

Yeah, it was all very classless. But on the other hand, it's not necessarily a bad thing to have enemies around the league. Well, it might turn off some potential free-agent acquisitions. But other than that, a little hatred can help breed rivalry, which can be good.

Would be nice if they hated us for other reasons besides juvenile behavior, however.

Murphy3
06-22-2006, 10:55 AM
No player that plays on a team with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu should ever complain about another team griping about calls.

capitalcity
06-22-2006, 12:16 PM
In addition to saying that Mavericks guard Jason Terry didn't deserve to be suspended for hitting Michael Finley in the groin, Cuban called Tim Duncan a "crybaby," labeled Spurs fans the "rudest" in the league, and called the River Walk "an ugly-ass, muddy-watered thing."Spot on.

I'm sorry but this article doesn't really have anything I can sink my teeth into. GG what's the point of this article? We already know the San Ant_ni_ roster consists of dinosaurs and scarfaces. And scarfaced dinosaurs.

mary
06-22-2006, 12:23 PM
I don't think I can get riled up too much about the musings of Robert Horry. I just barely remember him being on the court in the Semis.

Quick, somebody round up Jon Barry, Kevin Willis and Alan Henderson and lets ask them who they were rooting for in the finals.

alexamenos
06-22-2006, 12:36 PM
ya know....

basketball is a game (said Captain Obvious).....a little trash talking, a little chest thumping, even a little bitching about the breaks are part of the game.

I especially liked this years' Mavs version because they have just a bit of edginess to them. I don't care if they're not choirboys, and especially I don't care one damn bit if a player from another team doesn't like them.

well....that's not entirely true. I should say that I really like that some players, Robert Horry in particular, don't like the Mavs. It's a good thing, IMO.

cheers

Arne
06-22-2006, 01:16 PM
The Mavericks acted disgracefully during the finals (and many of the fans continue to do so).

I'm not surprised others around the league are taking notice. Our team and our franchise lost a lot of respect last week.
I think you're a disgrace for this board, so what?

fluid.forty.one
06-22-2006, 06:25 PM
No player that plays on a team with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu should ever complain about another team griping about calls.


So true... besides Cuban, there was 5x more complaints from SA.

enervate
06-22-2006, 06:59 PM
Robert Horry, who cares what he says.