Former NBAer Robert Horry (#5 FEIR) had some wisdom to share the other week.  As Brain Type enthusiasts know, FEIRs are steeped in “here-and-now” reality, particularly due to their dominant Empirical function.  They see “what is,” and they approach “what is” from an Inanimate perspective.  Of course, no one comes with complete objectivity, as we are all prone to bias as human beings.  However, by design certain Brain Types have a greater proficiency for separating speculation (imagining what “could be”) from verification (seeing “what is”).  This is one reason Jon Niednagel has been asked to provide his services for prospective jurors in the past.  At any rate, Horry made such an observation regarding NBA championships.

“All these other idiots who don’t play basketball and never played basketball, when they say you wanna judge a guy’s greatness by number of championships … they’re idiots.  Here’s the thing that people are so stupid about. They measure great players by how many championships they win. It’s the stupidest thing.”  Robert went on to say, “That’s like saying Karl Malone (#5 FEIR), Charles Barkley (#1 FEAR) and Patrick Ewing (#6 BEIR) are not great players.”

We know Robert is being objective for one big reason.  He’s got 7 rings himself, and went on to point out that using this logic would make him one of the greatest hoopers to ever walk the earth!  Yet, Horry is the first to tell people that he is far from one of the greatest of all time.

This logic applies to quarterbacks in the NFL.  Football is an even GREATER team sport than basketball, and to think Tom Brady (#9 FCAR) is the G.O.A.T simply because he has more rings than a Peyton Manning (#5 FEIR) is just, well, in Horry’s own appropriate words, “Stupid.”

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