Philadelphia 76ers center Al Horford is one of the best defenders in the league despite not being the most athletic player out there.

Horford displayed some rarely seen hops on Monday night, denying Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic an easy bucket in their game at the Wells Fargo Center.

The 33-year-old channeled his inner LeBron James around the five-minute mark of the first quarter as he trailed the Croatian scorer who had a breakaway lay-up. Bogdanovic was about to put the ball into the hoop with his left hand when the Sixers big man came swooping out of nowhere to emphatically reject the shot.

His heads up play received some cheers from the home town crowd, as the Sixers preserved a one-point advantage at that point.

Horford has been solid so far in his first 18 games with the Sixers, averaging 14.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 31.2 minutes per contest. He is shooting 48.2 percent from the field and knocking down 34.7 of his attempts from downtown.

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