Boston Celtics’ Al Horford Gives God Glory After Playoffs Win

Photo from Al Horford’s Instagram

Boston Celtics’ Al Horford Gives God Glory After Playoffs Win

By Movieguide® Contributor

Boston Celtics player Al Horford recently gave God the glory after a successful game.

After leading the team to the NBA Eastern Conference finals, Horford said, “First of all, for me, I have to give the glory to the Lord.”

The Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98 on May 15.

“Tonight was a special night, you know for our group because we had this chance to close it out. For me the biggest thing was just bringing energy to our group,” Horford continued. “I felt like we lacked it in the first quarter. When I came back in the second, I felt like we needed to step it up. We were talking about a lot in the huddle, but we weren’t really getting it done. We have had a great opportunity here at home to handle this, and um I knew it was going to take a lot more than just playing a normal game.” 

The interview, which was posted to Instagram, received praise from fans.

“Yessir, big respect towards the whole Celtics franchise always putting God first, may they be Champions this year,” one user said. 

The New York Times reported on the moment that Horford brought energy to the team.

“Turning 38 in just a few weeks, Horford doesn’t want to dive out of bounds chasing loose balls. But in the second quarter, his team was flat and was blowing a closeout game against a team missing two of its best scorers,” the outlet said.

Horford then made a successful shot and blocked the Cavaliers from making one.

“Horford finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and five assists,” the Times reported. “Only LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have also reached those numbers at age 37, per Stathead.”

Teammate Jayson Tatum spoke highly of Horford, sharing what an inspirational player he is.

“It’s nothing short of special. Al’s like a brother to me, someone I love dearly,” Tatum said. “I give Al a lot of credit for how he’s transitioned and adapted his game to stay playing a major role and having a huge impact. And I’ve watched how professional he is, how he carries himself, how he takes care of his body. I stole a lot of things from Al throughout my career, just having a routine every single day.”

Movieguide® previously reported on New York Knicks player Josh Hart:

New York Knicks shooting guard Josh Hart relied on his faith while he became the only athlete in the NBA playoffs to play 10 quarters of basketball straight—that’s two and a half games with no breaks.

“My Lord works in mysterious ways. Today, I felt like I didn’t have it at all. The whole game I was reciting Isaiah 40:29. The weak he renews strength. That was the biggest thing. He allows you to walk and not faint,” Hart said in an interview after last Thursday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

Weeks prior, Hart shared Isaiah 40:31 on his social media account along with a series of photos during the playoffs.

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