WATCH: Why Celtics fans love Al Horford

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Al Horford is back home in Boston after two seasons away from TD Garden. The Celtics brought the former NBA All-Star back as part of the trade that sent Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City.

At his introductory press conference on Thursday, Horford expressed how happy he was to be back in Boston.

“I’m really, really happy to be back,” Horford told reporters. “I really appreciate how special of a place Boston is. Being away, I know how special the city is and how special the team is to the city.”

As the veteran gets ready to begin his 15th NBA season, Celtics fans are just as happy as Horford that he is back home. CLNS media tried to capture why fans love “Big Al” the way they do in Boston: