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The family of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford made waves on Twitter by bad-mouthing the Philadelphia 76ers during Friday night’s game.
Al Horford’s time in Philadelphia didn’t exactly go to plan so his return to the city with the Celtics wasn’t likely to be particularly friendly.
Fans booed Horford when he took the court on Friday night but that wasn’t the end of the story.
Horford’s family took offense to the treatment of the forward and clapped back on Twitter.
Al Horford’s brother called the 76ers a poverty franchise during Celtics game
Horford’s brother, Josh, jumped on Twitter to call the 76ers a “poverty franchise.”
Meanwhile, Horford’s sister, Anna, was actively commenting on the game and the city of Philadelphia.
She also voiced frustration over the referees treatment of 76ers star Joel Embiid.
Horford spent nine seasons in Atlanta before joining the Celtics as a free agent. After three seasons in Boston, he signed with the 76ers in 2019.
What was supposed to be a four-year stay ended after one season when Philadelphia traded Horford to the Thunder. Horford averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his time as a 76ers.
Now he’s back with the Celtics and he’s become a key part to defending big men exactly like Embiid.
The crowd in Philadelphia wasn’t very pleasant towards Horford and the 76ers themselves didn’t make it a great night for him or Boston. The 76ers jumped out to an early lead, 32-14 at the end of the first quarter.