No one will ever confuse Boston Celtics center Al Horford for being outspoken. Horford loves to do his work on the court and let others handle the talking. That includes Al’s sister Anna, who isn’t afraid to express her views on those who dare cross her brother.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Anna Horford looked back at some of her more notable tweets and how she doesn’t really mind what happens as a result.
Last Monday, Anna responded to a quote from the Warriors Draymond Green about how Horford’s teammate, Kelly Olynyk was a dirty player.
Says the guy whose touched more nuts than a peanut vendor… https://t.co/rdaw22hXji
— Anna Horford (@AnnaHorford) May 8, 2017
Anna has a point, I mean come on.
Anna had no problem because she not only defends her brother, she defends the team as well.
“Now we’re a part of this Boston team, right. We’re with the Celtics. So I’m going to stand up for these guys. I’m going to defend not just Al but everyone on the team, because I mean we’re a family. So I’m going to have their backs no matter what. And I think it was just like so funny and hypocritical that that was coming from Draymond Green of all people. Especially with his track record.”
Anna also gave it to Boston radio hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti after they criticized Horford for missing a game for the birth of his daughter. The tweet was deleted but Anna responded to a tweet saying Felger could “fuck right off” after saying Al should’ve played.
“Yeah, my first thought was, ‘Dude, you wouldn’t miss a game for the birth of your child?’ You know, put yourself in someone else’s shoes, and these guys are humans and family comes first, always. So I was just kind of surprised and taken aback that someone would have such strong feelings about him missing one game so early in the season for the birth of his daughter. That’s insane to me. So, like I said, I don’t hold back. And I didn’t even know who Mike Felger was, I don’t live in Boston so I don’t listen to his garbage his show. So I just kind of was just like whoever this dude is, you know, fuck him.”
“The guy clearly says a lot of things for ratings, and I guess that’s just the kind of person he is. Do I necessarily respect that? No. But I mean, I guess he’s got to do what he’s got to do to keep his show exciting and entertaining. I’m not about that negativity. It doesn’t even interest me. I’m so surprised that so many people actually tune into a show where someone’s just spewing negativity.”
Anna was asked about how Al feels about her social media presence because Al seems like a very internal person.
“We’ve talked about it. We’ve talked about social media. And I think he approves. We’re always going to have each other’s backs. And I try not to cross any lines too badly. But he’s been really cool about it. And, like I said, we’re all really supportive of each other.”
In fairness, Anna hasn’t exactly been wrong. She calls it like it is and is usually on point with things. And when you feel like you should have the back of your brother, Anna is just doing what she feels anyone should do for family.