This position has changed dramatically over time as today’s players are much more athletic and agile. We already looked at the top five points guards, shooting guards and small forwards, so here our take on the Top 5 Power Forwards in Lakers History.
5: Robert Horry
Robert Horry was never a player to score 30 points a game or one to dominate the ball. However, you can be sure Horry wanted to shoot the final shot of the game. He made living off making clutch shots in the post-season and will always be remembered for his cold-blooded jumpers.
Horry was a key player in the Lakers’ three-peat in the early 2000s and Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal could always rely on him to hit game-winners. Horry spent seven seasons with the Lakers and in that time he averaged 6.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
The Lakers may not have won those three titles if it weren’t for Horry. He was always ready deliver when the game was on the line and everyone will remember the game-winning three he had over the Sacramento Kings.
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