Michigan native Al Horford discusses his reading habits, yoga and his cheerleader-loving brother (with video)

November 30, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes

Former Grand Ledge standout and current Atlanta Hawk Al Horford recently sat down with Grantland writer Charles Bethea for an interesting interview, including his connections to his native Dominican Republic, his basketball player father and his little brother, who was caught in the hilarious video above ogling a cheerleader. Very subtle, mini-Horford.

I liked this excerpt, though, because I’m always interested when players talk about their non-basketball interests:

Read any good books lately?

A lot of the books I read are in Spanish. There’s this great author, García Márquez.

I’m reading 100 Years of Solitude right now.

Great book. It’s hard. A lot to keep up with, a lot to tie. I’ve read about eight or nine of his books since then. He’s so detailed, and he’s really visual. I didn’t like the recent one [Memories of My Melancholy Whores] as much. Paulo Coelho‘s books have taught me the best lesson though: to make the most out of your opportunities in life.

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