ATLANTA Hawks forward Al Horford doesnt feel anxious when he plays. But when he's viewing sports as a fan, everything changes.
That's the role Horford will play on Monday night when his brother, John, suits up for Michigan against Louisville in the NCAA title game at the Georgia Dome.
"I don't get nervous when I play, I never do," Al Horford said. "I actually feel good about it because I know I can control things, I can do stuff, but when I'm out there watching a team I'm rooting for and I can't really do anything, I get nervous. Especially, (John's) going to be there. I'm not telling him this but Im anxious. Im sure theyll be fine."
The younger Horford, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, has averaged 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds over 31 games for the Wolverines. Atlanta has been a special place for the Horfords, as Al won his second consecutive NCAA title with the Florida here in 2007.
Since coming to the Hawks, Al has earned a spot in the NBA All-Star Game twice.
Al said he this year's ...