29 Facts About Al Horford

1. Al Horford played his college basketball at the University of Florida where he won two NCAA Championships.

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2. Al Horford was actually criticized for missing the game, even though the Celtics won.

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3. Al Horford missed a game in Miami to be with Vega when Alia was born.

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4. Al Horford began his career with the Atlanta Hawks before he signed with the Boston Celtics last year.

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5. Boston Celtics player Al Horford is married to model and singer Amelia Vega, who is best known for being the first Dominican woman to win the Miss Universe pageant.

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6. Al Horford started his family with Amelia Vega, a former beauty queen who won the 2003 Miss Universe pageant.

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7. Al Horford is the oldest of all amongst the five children his parents, Tito and Arelis had.

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8. Al Horford was picked with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2007 NBA draft.

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9. Jaylen Brown cuts to the hoop and Al Horford throws an alley-oop pass to him for a reverse layup.

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10. Al Horford played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was the starting center on the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007.

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11. Al Horford is mainly in there to match salaries and it would be an upgrade for Boston to slide Davis in instead.

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12. Al Horford played three years in the NBA and several more overseas.

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13. Al Horford earned the award for just the second time in his career.

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14. Al Horford ranked fifth in the NBA in field goal percentage, 28th in blocks and 16th in efficiency.

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15. Al Horford had a team-leading 39 double-doubles, which was tied for 11th in the NBA.

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16. Al Horford was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, a team he played nine seasons with before joining the Celtics in 2016.

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17. Al Horford played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was the starting center on the Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007.

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18. Al Horford has been a member of the Dominican Republic national basketball team since 2008.

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19. On July 1, 2016, Al Horford became an unrestricted free agent.

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20. On February 12, 2016, Al Horford was named to replace the injured Chris Bosh on the 2016 Eastern Conference All-Star team, thus marking his fourth All-Star selection.

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21. Al Horford missed an additional three playoff games before returning to action in Game 4 of the Hawks' first round series against the Boston Celtics.

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22. Al Horford appeared in the Hawks' first 11 games of the season before missing the final 55 due to a torn left pectoral muscle, an injury suffered on January 11, 2012 against the Indiana Pacers.

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23. On November 1, 2010, Al Horford signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Hawks.

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24. On June 28, 2007, Al Horford was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

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25. Al Horford scored 11 points and added 11 rebounds in limited action, as the Gators defeated the Buckeyes.

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26. Al Horford holds seven school records, including most career points.

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27. Al Horford went 4 for 11 from three, which is good for 36.4 percent.

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28. Al Horford is a great real-life NBA player who contributes across the board.

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29. Al Horford was solid on Thursday with 18 points and eight assists against the Bucks.

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