Boston Celtics center Al Horford was up for the prestigious NBA Sportsmanship Award at the 2019 NBA Awards. However, he didn't end up getting the award.
According to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Horford ended up finishing third in the voting.
Al Horford came in 3rd in voting for the sportsmanship award. pic.twitter.com/37VBfT6dNi— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) June 25, 2019
In a tightly contested race, Horford fell just a bit short of the top two choices, Mike Conley and Kemba Walker, who received a nearly identical amount of first-place votes (Conley 96, Walker 94; Horford had 47). Conley ended up taking the award.
Finishing in third place is still solid and Horford certainly deserves this nod. He's one of the classier players in the league and has always been poised on the court. That's why the veteran big man is expected to see such a high amount of interest when he hits the free agent market later this month.
Right now, Horford seems destined to leave the Celtics. A handful of teams have been rumored to have interest in the 33-year-old and he will definitely be a good teammate wherever he lands.
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