Al Horford Is Proof That Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

As Philly fan is crying into his cheesesteak, one thing was clear from yesterday’s 76ers-Celtics game. Well, more than one thing but the most important thing outside of those hellish turnovers off the inbounds was what Al Horford did to Joel Embiid. He made it his mission to body Embiid in the post so Embiid…

The Hawks Have a Perception Problem

Two years ago, the Hawks were sitting pretty as the best team with the best record in the Eastern Conference. The only thing to ruffle their feathers was the Thabo Sefolosha broken leg by cop injury. And the collective media shout that no way, no how, hell would have to freeze over before they beat…

The Celtics Resurrection and the Dynasty That Waits

The Boston Celtics are an elite defensive team in the Eastern Conference, making waves last season by nabbing the fifth seed in the East. The combination of players in Brad Stevens’ lineup work like well-oiled cogs, and the bench compliments the defensive cult. Danny Ainge, the Celtics GM, and Brad Stevens, the head coach, utilized…

Al Horford, Boston

Accompanying the first great spending spree in NBA free agency history is a recent trend towards position-less basketball.  The Golden State Warriors winning the 2015 title while starting 6’7 Draymond Green at center had the league scrambling for players like Green who are versatile and fit anywhere in the lineup.  The ability to switch between…

The Al Horford End

Last year the Hawks won a franchise record 60 games and faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. It went pretty much like everyone thought. The Cavs dominated the gritty little team of three point shooters on their way to the NBA Finals while the city of Atlanta celebrated a great year and…

Most Valuable Center: Al Horford or Hassan Whiteside?

Al Horford and Hassan Whiteside are both centers, but their careers are a study in contrasts.  Horford was born in the Dominican Republic before moving to Michigan and playing college ball at Florida.  However, he was considered a major prospect and Atlanta drafted him third overall in 2007.  Whiteside grew up in North Carolina, attended…