Al Horford

Al Horford (BOS) “The Godfather” nike

(Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)
(Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)


BOS Power Forward/Center: 6’10, 245 lbs; 11th year, Florida 

NBA Role: two-way center 

Al Horford has taken the same, modest approach for 11 years – and it’s paid off: he’s been one of the game’s top bigs during that span; it’s not ridiculous to say Horford is a pretty complete basketball player absent many glaring weaknesses – good defender, rebounder, outlet passer & scorer; now a three-point threat* (especially from the short corner), game is (slightly) shifting towards the perimeter as he ages; doesn’t get enough credit – adaptable nature (C who pushes the break, passes, cuts & scores like a guard), has helped set the blueprint for the new wave of bigs; loves elbow faceups – loves to pump fake, then his get shoulders by for any easy drive; huge free agent acquisition in 2016, Al’s beginning to settle in BOS

*He’s about as versatile as they come: Did you know?…Al Horford shot a career-high 34% from deep in 2015-16?

DOG Status: Mixed Breed • Star UnderDOG, Salty DOG

Signature Move: ‘grown man move’righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 85


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Career: 14.3 points/game, 8.7 rebounds/game, 53% FG

2x NCAA Champion (2006-07)

4x All-Star (’10, ’11, ’15, ’16) starstarstarstar

Shooting Stars Champ (2011)

Father, Tito Horford, was league back in the late 80s

Full name: Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso

More on the “Godfather”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Perpetually Underrated” – Al Horford never gets enough credit. I see you Al…I see you (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2016):