Al Horford entered the NBA in 2007 after winning two college titles at Florida. The Atlanta Hawks selected Horford with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Since then, Al has made $186,386,768 through NBA contracts and that number is only going to rise moving forward, per Spotrac.
The Hawks signed Horford to a two-year, $7.77 million rookie contract after drafting him. Horford made $3,745,800 during his rookie season and averaged 10.1 points and 9.7 rebounds.
In his second year with the Hawks, Al Horford earned $4,026,720 and increased his scoring average to 11.5. It didn't take long for Horford to make the All-Star team, as he was named an All-Star during his third year while making $4,307,640. All signs pointed toward the Hawks and Horford agreeing to a lucrative rookie-scale extension.
In November of 2010, Atlanta signed Horford to a five-year, $60 million extension. He made $5,444,857 in 2010-11 and averaged 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Al was once again in the All-Star game. His new contract kicked in during the 2011-12 lockout year. Horford made $9,658,537 that season and put up 12.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. However, he only appeared in 11 games.
During the 2012-13 campaign, Al Horford was finally getting paid like an All-Star. He made $12 million and finished the regular season with averages of 17.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. Al made $12 million a year in his final three seasons with the Hawks after 2012-13.
Horford decided to end his Atlanta tenure in the summer of 2016 by signing a massive free-agent deal with the Boston Celtics. It was a four-year contract worth $113 million.
Al made $26,540,100 in his first year with the Celtics. He averaged 14.0 points and 6.8 rebounds and helped the team get all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals.
During his second year with Boston, Al Horford earned $27,734,405. He put up 12.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game. His numbers were decreasing since the Celtics had Kyrie Irving on the roster now.
The 2018-19 campaign wound up being Horford's final season with the Celtics. He made $28,928,709 and averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Boston lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2019 playoffs.
Irving left the team in free agency to sign with the Brooklyn Nets while Horford joined the rival Philadelphia 76ers after keeping his free agency plans quiet.
On July 10, 2019, the Sixers signed Al Horford to a four-year, $109 million contract. Eight months later, he wound up coming off the bench before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19. Horford also got booed by 76ers fans at home games.
To make matters even worse, two Sixers fans told Adam Aaronson of “The Rights To Ricky Sanchez” podcast that their ticket sales representatives cited contributing to the pay of Horford’s massive contract as a reason why their prices increased significantly.
In 60 games for the Sixers in 2019-20, Al Horford averaged 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He is set to make $27,500,000 whenever the 2020-21 season begins.