Sometimes, new teammates just seem to click. For one reason or another, guys gravitate towards one another.
For the Sixers, a budding bromance seems to be brewing between veteran Al Horford and youngster Furkan Korkmaz.
After Korkmaz had a monster game, scoring a career-high 24 points in the Sixers’ win over the Bulls Friday, Horford couldn’t help but gush over the Turkish wing.
He’s just great,” Horford said to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Serena Winters postgame. “He continues to get better, his confidence continues to grow. He’s a guy that’s a big piece for us. He’s figuring it out and as the season goes on, you can just see the improvement.
Then he took to Twitter to show even more love.
Furkannn 💪💪 https://t.co/tOkN93EiN5— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) January 18, 2020
To which Korkmaz endearingly responded.
Horford 👊— Furkan Korkmaz (@FurkanKorkmaz) January 18, 2020
The play in the picture was this dunk off a drive which got Korkmaz to 22 points.
PUT THIS FURKAN DUNK AND FLEX ON REPEAT. pic.twitter.com/h2WhtabOuY— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 18, 2020
This isn’t the first time the pair have shown a kinship. After Korkmaz hit a few big shots on Christmas day against the Bucks, Horford was effusive in his praise. And when Korkmaz hit the game-winner in Portland, he credited the 33-year-old Horford.
I knew that Al (Horford) was going to set a good pick and try to get me open to make the shot. … I was wide open. I just let it fly, and I made it. That was also a huge comeback from double digits (down). Horford, I think, made a lot of shots.
While their bromance is alive and well, Ben Simmons also took to Twitter to celebrate his teammate’s big night.
🐐- Maz pic.twitter.com/6S8BLeflqR— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) January 18, 2020
Tobias Harris also retweeted that post.
Safe to say, the Sixers are pretty Furkan happy right now.
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