Charles Barkley Rockets

Robert Horry feels some type of way about Charles Barkley.

Horry won a couple rings with the "Clutch City" Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995. However, Horry was sent to Phoenix in part of a trade that sent then-Suns star forward Charles Barkley to join Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon on the Rockets.

Here's what Horry had to say about that when speaking on HuffPost Live:

“Now they bring in Barkley, a guy who doesn’t like to practice, a guy who doesn’t work hard… And you would have added us to the mix so it’s two vets and two young, we would’ve had a great team. But no, they think, ‘we’re going to bring in Charles.’ But hell you just realize Charles didn’t win anything in Phoenix, he didn’t win anything in Philly. And sometimes, you know, great players don’t make a great team better.”

Horry was then asked if he was saying Barkley wasn't a winner.

“No, I wouldn’t say that. I would just say he brings a different element to a team. And sometimes you have too many chefs in the kitchen — think about it, you had Clyde, you had Dream, and then you had Charles — those are three scorers, and there’s only one basketball. Most teams only have 2 good scorers… and I think he was just too much for that team.”

Despite his feelings about the trade, things worked out for Horry in the end. He won several more rings when playing on teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

I guess the Rockets trade still stings him.


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