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Horford Tweets: ‘I do not bet on basketball’

Posted By Paul Flannery On October 22, 2009 @ 9:44 am In General | 1 Comment

Hawks [3] center Al Horford [4] took to the Twitter to tell his followers [5] that he was joking about making a wager with Paul Pierce [6] for $10,000 during the 2008 playoffs and that he doesn’t bet on hoops, or any other sport for that matter.

Horford caused a mini controversy earlier in the week after an appearance on an Atlanta sports talk show with teammate Marvin Williams [7] in which he said that Pierce bet him $10,000 [8] that the Hawks wouldn’t win a game during their first round series with the Celtics.

On Wednesday, Horford posted two comments on Twitter:

“Some of my comments from the radio interview I did yesterday with 790 the zone were overblown. I was joking.”


“Paul Pierce and I did not make a bet during the playoffs in 2008. I do not bet on basketball or any other sports.”

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[3] Hawks: http://weei.stats.com/nba/teamstats.asp?teamno=01&type=teamhome

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[5] to tell his followers: http://twitter.com/Al_Horford

[6] Paul Pierce: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3253&team=

[7] Marvin Williams: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3928&team=

[8] that Pierce bet him $10,000: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2009/10/20/hawks-say-pierce-lost-bet-on-08-playoffs/

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