Dominican Al Horford From Celtics Will Take The Floor During 2018 NBA All-Star Game

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The NBA selected Dominican basketball player Al Horford to be part of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, played February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo: NBA

The National Basketball Association announced the list of the All-Star faces reserves for the 67th All-Star Game. Among the 14 players chosen by the league’s 30 head coaches for the game that will be played Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, you can find Dominican basketball player, Al Horford.

Horford is part of the seasoned group of All-Stars from the East, led by LeBron James, Boston’s Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid rounding out the group, plus New York’s Kristaps Porzingis, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Washington’s Bradley Beal as reserves.

According to the NBA, Horford, a five-time All-Star has been a rock for a Celtics team that sits atop the Eastern Conference standings and has for weeks during a season that saw them lose prized free agent acquisition Gordon Hayward for the season just minutes into the season opener.

As presented by ESPN Deportes, the veteran of Boston is the pillar of the best defense in the Celtics team. He averages 13.3 points and 7.8 rebounds this season with 51.3 percent shooting from the field and 43 percent from behind the goal. "It's an honor, and it means a lot to me to represent the Celtics, our coaches ... and I think the fact that I'm there reflects the success of our team," Horford told ESPN. "I am very grateful for this opportunity to be a star player once again," he added.

"The goal is eventually to win a championship and take the trophy to the Dominican (Republic)" he exclaimed. Born Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso in the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. He is the son of Tito Horford, a retired Dominican professional basketball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. He played three years in the NBA and several more overseas.

Al Horford Career Highlights and Awards

  • 5× NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2011)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2008)
  • NBA Shooting Stars champion (2011)
  • 2× NCAA champion (2006, 2007)
  • Second-team All-American – NABC (2007)
  • Third-team All-American – AP (2007)
  • SEC Tournament MVP (2007)

Find below the All Star 2018 Reserves:

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