Al Horford has a growing army of people willing to fight for him.
Horford’s sister cursed at J.R. Smith on Tuesday night for the dirty foul the Cleveland Cavaliers guard committed against the Boston Celtics big man during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Horford was attempting to catch a lob pass late in the fourth quarter when Smith shoved him, causing the airborne star to fall hard onto the court.
“F— YOU JR,” she wrote.
Her cooler head would prevail 30 minutes later when she explained herself in a subsequent Twitter post.
“Emotions were clearly running high, lol,” she wrote. “Damn, that made me mad.”
Referees assessed Smith with a flagrant 1 foul, and Horford made both free throws en route to Boston’s 107-94 win.
Afterward, Bill Russell applauded Celtics guard Marcus Smart for sticking up for Horford and confronting Smith on his teammate’s behalf. Chances are the legendary Celtics center also would appreciate Anna Horford’s defense of her brother.
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