There is no question, Al Horford was definitely a spy.
If you didn’t already think Al Horford was a spy for the Celtics while he was playing for the 76ers, game four of the 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals should have made it crystal clear for you. The worst free agent signing in Sixers’ history dropped 30 points and an emphatic slam dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending champion Bucks.
Yes, Al Horford, the guy who looked like a mummy for the entire time he was wearing a 76ers jersey.
So what happened to Al Horford?
Did Horford find the fountain of youth after returning to Boston? We were hoping that was located in Florida and James Harden would find it, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for either player.
The far more likely scenario is that he signed with the Sixers with ulterior motives from the jump. He never seemed to fully embrace being a 76er. For instance, his sister Anna openly antagonized the fan base (she still does to this day) which is an odd move for anybody looking to ingratiate themselves to a new city. It’s almost like his time in Philadelphia was designed to be a failure.
I guess what I’m saying is that Brad Stevens and the Celtics clearly orchestrated the whole Al Horford affair. Elton Brand was an unwitting patsy.
The obvious takeaway here is that the Sixers need to hope the Bucks find a way to win their series with the Celtics. Al Horford was likely able to get his hands on some damaging info while he was in Philadelphia. I’ll grant you the fact that it’s been two years since he’s been here, but do you seriously think he didn’t pick up anything useful for defending against Embiid in practice?
This whole situation stinks. Hopefully the Bucks do their job and we don’t have to smell any more of it.
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