Winter 2022 magazine

SS PODCAST: Celtics center Al Horford on family, his journey, being bold in his faith

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING AL HORFORD

Al Horford is a member of the reigning Eastern Conference-champion Boston Celtics. He was selected third overall in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. After 10 seasons with Atlanta, he signed with Boston for three seasons, Philadelphia for one season, and then Oklahoma City for one season before returning to Boston in a trade prior to the 2021-22 season.

In the 2022 playoffs, Horford helped lead the Celtics to their first NBA Finals appearance in more than a decade. In Game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks, he produced a playoff career-high 30 points and helped the Celtics even the series 2-2. In the final game of the NBA season, Game 6 of the Finals, Horford had 19 points and 14 rebounds in a Celtics loss to the Warriors.

On today’s podcast, we talk to Al Horford about his journey of faith, the excitement he has for the upcoming NBA season, the lessons learned from his father Tito, and the importance of talking about Christ publicly.

(Editor’s note: This interview was recorded a few days before the Celtics’ suspension of their head coach, Ime Udoka.)

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