I have never been a fan of basketball, that I will admit. Unfortunately, listening to talk radio usually means that I am stuck with all different sports news coming at me every minute of every cheesy segment. That being said, I had no idea Robert Horry had been on seven championship teams. I immediately went to pull up his career stats, expecting some Jordan-esque-type numbers and found that for his career, he averages 7 points per game. He has won 7 championships and is currently in the playoffs but something tells me that he doesn’t have the following a Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jordan does. Hell, I couldn’t find a single game-used or certified autograph of the guy.
Here is my question to the readers of Wax Heaven. If you sold your soul to play basketball and were given two choices for a career, which would you choose?
1. 15 seasons, 10 PPG, 8 championships but complete anonymity.
2. 7 seasons, 40 PPG, no championships but unlimited stardom.
I hate to admit it but I’d prefer to be the very best, even if only for a short period of time. I’d aim to be the man on top for as long as possible, even if it garners me the label “greedy”. Is that the wrong answer?