Ranking The Top 5 Most Influential Atlanta Hawks of All Time

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4. Al Horford spent nearly a decade in the A

Big man Al Horford is one of the longest-tenured Hawks, spending nine seasons with the team. He was selected by them in the 2007 NBA Draft with the 3rd pick. He was a five-time NBA All-Star, and an All-NBAteam member back in 2010-2011.

His best scoring season came in 2013-2014 when he averaged 18.6 points per game. He was considered the anchor of the team by the fans, always cool calm, and collected. Many considered him the leader of the teamLike Millsap, he was also one of the “Big 4” that gave us monumental moments and success during the 2010s, with his 4th spot in this ranking being well deserved.

Horford, 36, joined the Boston Celtics in 2016 and still maintains a good veteran role in the NBA, being a consistent and reliable stretch 5.

They are currently second in the Eastern Conference but just got a blowout win over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. He is also very heavy in charity work, partnering numerous times with the NBA and WildAid.

"Horford is passionate about giving back to the community and being a positive role model and has been involved in many outreach programs, including anti-bullying campaigns and reading programs. – WildAid website"

Interestingly enough, Horford bookended his Hawks tenure with All-Star selections, earning back-to-back nods in 2010 and 2011 as well as in 2015 and 2016.