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Al Horford explains rebounding flinch: Just trying to get a laugh

Al Horford has an odd habit of flinching while rebounds come at him. He has done it sporadically over the years with the Hawks and Celtics.

The latest example came last week against the Raptors:

What the heck is he doing?

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A lot of times, I just try to get a laugh out of the guys, out of my teammates on the bench. That’s kind of what I go for.

Good to know Horford is driving the joke, not intermittently being afraid of the ball.

But if he struggles to rebound again in the playoffs, the jokes about this will be at his expense.