Al Horford called himself an ‘elite shooter’ days before zero-point performance in Game 5
Al Horford is a lot of things. The one thing nobody would mistake him for, is an elite shooter of the basketball. Except for Al Horford himself, apparently.
After the Boston Celtics took Game 2 over the Philadelphia 76ers last week, Horford called himself an “elite shooter” when speaking with reporters. One of the reporters surrounding Horford actually laughed at him, and it was loud enough for Horford to take offense to it.
Al Horford: “You’re laughing… you don’t think I’m an elite shooter?” 🥺
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These comments came after Horford put forth his best effort of the series, draining six shots on eight attempts for 17 points in Game 2. I suppose 17 points in a playoff game is ‘elite’ for a guy like Horford, who’s never been more than an above average center throughout his NBA career.
After Horford made this bold statement, and subsequently scoffed at the reporter who laughed at him, he’s been anything but elite. He’s actually been complete dog shit; the polar opposite of elite. Horford scored a combined 10 points in Games 4 and 5, while shooting 3-of-16 from the field and 2-of-14 from beyond the arc.
It all culminated in a classic “I’m clearly not him” moment for Horford during Tuesday’s crucial Game 5 in Boston, where Alfred went 0-of-7 from the field with zero points. Now, his team is down 3-2 and on the brink of being sent home by our Philadelphia 76ers. Amazing.
Al Horford has been dragged on Twitter ever since he made these stupid comments and I couldn’t be happier. I will be a Al Horford hater until the day I die and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I pray that he continues to chuck up three balls like he’s Steph Curry. This series won’t go back to Boston if he does.
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