Video: Stacey King’s hilarious reaction to Jim Boylen comparing Luke Kornet to Robert Horry
Chicago Bulls color commentator Stacey King could not hold in the laughter after hearing NBC Sports Chicago sideline reporter Leila Rahimi quote coach Jim Boylen making one of the most puzzling player comparisons in league history.
Boylen said Bulls center Luke Kornet reminded him of Robert Horry, and King was so incredulous that his laugh says it all:
“Whaaaaaaaat?” asked a puzzled King during the Bulls broadcast. “[Giggles] Oh my goodness! Robert Horry? Robert Horry was a great two-way player, won rings too.”
Jim Boylen says Luke Kornet reminds him of Robert Horry. Stacey King could not contain his incredulity after hearing this news. pic.twitter.com/B9tkjUHEGQ
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If you had to do a double-take and ask yourself “what-the-F-did-he-just-say?”… rest assured you’re not alone.
For starters, Robert Horry won seven NBA championships with three different teams — two with the Houston Rockets (1994, 1995), three with the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-02), and two more with the San Antonio Spurs (2005, 2007).
While he only averaged double-digits in three years of his 16-year NBA career, he was the perennial two-way player off the bench, providing rugged defense and some of the best clutch shooting among role players. Horry knew his role and executed it, making him a key part of several championship teams.
Unlike Horry, Kornet was undrafted after playing all four years at Vanderbilt, starting his career for the Westchester Knicks of the G League before getting a shot with the NBA team for two seasons. He signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Bulls this past summer, but struggled to carve out a spot in the rotation early, now mainly filling in for an injured Wendell Carter Jr. and a nicked Daniel Gafford.
Kornet is averaging 4.6 points and shooting 28.2% from deep through only 12.6 minutes per game this season. He had yet to play 20 minutes in a game prior to the start of the calendar year.
The difference between these two players is simply too stark to even demand the comparison, hence why King can’t help but laugh at Boylen’s brainless words.
The stupidity is further compounded in that clip, as Luke Kornet defended Gorgui Dieng, quickly losing him off the screen and allowing him to spot up uncontested for a corner triple. Not very Horry-esque, to say the least.