- Al Horford’s time with the Philadelphia 76ers won’t be remembered fondly by he or the team’s fans
- Horford’s family is now speaking out about his time in Philadelphia and their issues with Philly fans
- Sixers fans, including a local news Twitter page, are clapping back at them
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Things didn’t go well for Al Horford in his time with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Horford signed a four-year, $109 million contract with the Sixers in 2019 and played just one season with the organization. The year was one of the worst of Horford’s career. He shot just 35% from 3-point range, his worst since 2015. His defensive metrics were the worst since 2013 and he and his family generally struggled to gel with Philadelphia fans.
Beyond his struggles on the court, Horford was never really endeared by the Philly faithful. A large part of that was Horford’s sister, Anna, who was very online and very combative during Al’s time with the Sixers. Now, Anna is back at it again in an article by The Athletic detailing why Horford didn’t work out in Philadelphia.
“Philly fans hated us ther…They hated us for it,” Anna said of she and her family remaining Celtics fans.
Horford’s brother Josh also got in on the action.
“We continued to root for Boston, because they’re not dickheads,” he said.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, this didn’t sit well with Sixers fans. Philly Twitter immediately responded to the Horford article. Most notably, local news station NBC10 made its feelings clear.
Sorry we couldn't root for your brother while he averaged 12 points per game, put up the worst field goal percentage of his career, and cost the team $28 million all while clapping like a maniac 🤷 https://t.co/73F0vDtAGx
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 10, 2022
That opened the floodgates for the rest of Sixers Twitter.
I mean COME ON. His family are a bunch of losers. https://t.co/UVTdMDYDeB
— Kevin (@K_Cyl) June 11, 2022
get their ass
— Sean Donnelly (@_SeanDonnelly) June 10, 2022
And we’re sorry that he chose to play in philly and we had to write the contract that y’all now paying. Sorry you had to trade for him to come back cuz he didn’t want to sign with you. He’s the Kenny Smith on the team. Nobody else wants him. He’s all yours. Nobody miss him AT ALL
— Melanie Nikki (@naturalLife4me) June 11, 2022
Celtics are in the finals and Al Horfords sister is blabbering about Philly and their fans are making stuff like this. Rent free.
— jawnsi (@jawnsi) June 10, 2022
Needless to say there’s unlikely to be a return to Philly for Horford or his family members.