Video: Hawks’ Kent Bazemore trolls Celtics star Al Horford’s missed shot flinch
Prior to joining the Boston Celtics during the summer of 2016, Al Horford had spent his entire career with the Atlanta Hawks and consistently had the team earning one of the top records in the Eastern Conference.
In the latter part of Horford’s run with the Hawks, Kent Bazemore was on board, so he knows Horford a heck of a lot better than most other players around the league.
Now, if you have watched Horford for a while, you’ll notice that he has a tendency to flinch when around the basket on missed shots during dead balls.
Well, Bazemore decided to have some fun with Horford on Saturday afternoon, mimicking Horford’s shot flinch during the Hawks’ game against the Celtics:
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The best part was that Bazemore caught the basketball first, and then did the flinch.
Horford is quietly having a very solid season, averaging 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 blocks over 28.7 minutes per game while shooting 52.8 percent from the floor, 34.8 percent from 3-point range and 80.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The 32-year-old is now in his third year with the Celtics and made the All-Star team last season.
Horford, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Florida, was originally selected by Atlanta with the third overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft.
He spent nine seasons with the Hawks, earning four All-Star selections.
The Dominican owns career averages of 14.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.
Boston, which has won five of its last six games, will play host to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.