The big man has been in the league since 2007 but he’s making his first appearance in the Finals and he’s certainly trying to make it count.
In Game 1, Horford was money and scored 26 points while going 3-from-6 from beyond the arc.
Yes, Horford has been making some incredible shots…with a truly bizarre form.
The ugliest yet most beautiful shooting form in Boston Celtics Franchise history. pic.twitter.com/FHcLKh5ncg
— The Painted Celtics ☘️ (@PaintedCeltics) June 4, 2022
As pointed out by many Celtics fans, Horford has a very unique way of shooting.
When he sets up for a shot, he bends his arms in a way that looks truly different.
It also looks like he won’t land his shot.
Yet, again and again, Horford is making the buckets he needs so he is doing something right even if it looks weird.
The Godfather Arrives
Horford has been waiting for this moment all of his life.
The center got his start in the league back in 2007 with the Atlanta Hawks and has since moved around to Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, and back to Boston.
It’s this latest stint with the Celtics that has been his most impressive.
His average this year was 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.
That’s not bad for a 36-year-old!
But Horford has been clutch in some huge games too, which is very impressive when you consider he’s been playing against people who are nearly 20 years younger than him.
As the postseason got going, so did Horford as he started to average 12.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.
He has been a pivotal part of the team making it to the Finals.
So what if he shoots in a somewhat funny manner?
Horford is a certified valuable asset and a major part of Boston’s resurgence.