The breakup doesn't really hit you until you see your ex with someone else.
The free-agent big man officially signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, meaning the Sixers could officially tweet a photo of Horford in a No. 42 Sixers uniform that may make C's fans sick to their stomachs.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 10, 2019
We liked him better in green and white.
Horford has been gracious on the way out, thanking Boston and its fans in a farewell note Wednesday on social media. He also was one of the Celtics' most respected players during his three-year tenure with the club.
But now the 33-year-old will be competing against the C's four times a year on the rival Sixers, a reality that Philly drove home Wednesday by announcing his signing.
"Al's playmaking, elite defensive talents and veteran leadership confirm why he is a crucial addition to our roster," Sixers general manager Elton Brand said Wednesday in a statement. "We have gained a championship-level teammate that will not only complement our current makeup, but will help grow our young core as we strive for the highest level of success."
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Look away, Celtics fans: Al Horford debuts new Sixers uniform originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston