“Wilt Chamberlain, Tim Duncan, Dennis Rodman… and Al Horford?!”: The Cs big man becomes only the 4th player in NBA Playoffs history to grab 214 rebounds over the age of 35

Advait Jajodia
|Published June 20, 2022

Al Horford had an impressive playoffs run, averaging 12 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game.

With the Boston Celtics reaching the NBA Finals, a lot of the credit has been given to their All-Star duo of Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown, and DPOY Marcus Smart. However, role players like Derrick White, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, and Al Horford.

Making his 13th career postseason appearance, Horford had a great 2022 playoffs. The Dominican Republic native, who averaged 10.2/7.7/3.4 in the regular season, increased his production in the postseason and put up 12 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks in the 35.4 minutes he played per game.

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As surprising as it sounds, Al led the playoffs in rebounds with 214. The 5-time All-Star joins the elite company of Wilt Chamberlain, Tim Duncan, and Dennis Rodman as only the 4th player ever to do so over the age of 35.

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NBA Twitter lauds Al Horford for leading the playoffs in rebounds

As soon as the stat went viral, NBA Twitter blew up with reactions.

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Clearly, Horford had an impressive second stint with the Cs. Hopefully, the front office and Al manage to reach a mutual agreement and sign a contract extension.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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