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On Tour in Andalusia: NBA Basketball Star Calls Andalusia His Home

For NBA fans all over the world he's known as "Big Shot Rob".

When the game is on the line, especially in the playoffs, there's no one better.

He's been in the NBA for 14 years and has six championship rings.

Before "Big Shot Rob", however, he was just a regular kid from Andalusia named Robert Horry.

His mother Lella Horry says, "When he was growing up he was laid back... never got excited about anything, i thought he might go to the military like his father."

Ken Townsend, Rob's brother says, "He was actually better at baseball than basketball, I'd sneak him out of the house to play. We played a lot of one on one, shooting around."

It didn't take long for this shy kid to find the gym though.

Andalusia High School Athletic Director Richard Robertson remembers Horry, "Robert came here as a skinny young kid, he was 14 years old."

By the time he hit tenth grade he was a dunking machine.

Colleges couldn't wait to get ahold of him.

Robertson says, "He had more college offers than any other player that's ever been here."

Horry rolled with the Crimson Tide and was a starter most of his career at the University of Alabama.

And he's still knocking down threes in the NBA. 

Big Shot Rob will always be big man on campus in Andalusia whether its on the road or his handprint ready to high five you at robert Horry Park.

Andalusia High School retired Robert's number 25 and so did the University of Alabama

No jersey retired yet in the NBA, but that's because he's still playing.

Horry still has the record for most consecutive three-pointers without a miss.

 He made seven in a row vs. Utah back in 1997.

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