Al Horford spent nine years with the Atlanta Hawks. While in the A-T-L, Horford became a four time NBA All Star, was an NBA Shooting Stars champion during NBA All Star All Star weekend in 2011 and made the NBA’s All Rookie First Team and All-NBA Third Team in 2011. Leaving Atlanta was bittersweet for the big man as he left the team that drafted him and went to the northeast.
“Horford’s departure from Atlanta was a bit rocky. An hour before he signed with the Celtics, it was reported that he was likely returning to the Hawks despite the fact that the team had already signed Dwight Howard. It was thought the Hawks might trade Paul Millsap while keeping Horford, but he decided against returning.”
Horford signed a four-year $113 million contract with the Boston Celtics. Many were upset with his decision, especially Hawks fans. When Horford made his return to Atlanta in January, the fans booed him! They booed him during Celtics pregame introductions, when Horford was at the free throw line and when the Hawks honored him during their video tribute. They were NOT having any parts of it!
Horford also added four assists, a steal and a block during the Celtics’ 104-95 win over the Chicago Bulls, Sunday at the United Center.
One person who is missing Horford’s production in Atlanta is rapper, TI. On last week’s episode of Scoop B Radio Overtime, T.I. shared his thoughts about not just Horford but Jeff Teague:
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