What’s next for Al Horford? Will he accept the challenge to become an Olympian?

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Now that Boston Celtic’s Al Horford has accomplished his career milestone of winning an NBA Championship, there is much speculation whether he will accept the challenge to become an Olympian. The Dominican team still has a chance at qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

The DR team is playing preparatory games in Spain now under Coach Nestor (Che) Garcia. Garcia has been on the coaching staff of Argentina and Venezuela when they played in an Olympic Games. The Che hopes to coach a Dominican team in the Olympics.

To make the Olympic team, the DR needs to win a slot during the 2-7 July 2024 (Dominican time) qualifier to be held in Piraeus, Greece.

The Dominican team coach is putting together the roster of the team that would travel to Greece for that important competition. He tells Diario Libre the task is not easy, because of the contractual conditions of many...

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NBA players are encouraged by their teams not to participate in the Olympics or any competitions outside NBA, the team is paying them 20+ million a year they don't want the player getting hurt playing some tournament.
 

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I honestly see him retiring in the off-season. Maybe an Olympic run. I'd like to see him and Kat support their country.
 

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NBA players are encouraged by their teams not to participate in the Olympics or any competitions outside NBA, the team is paying them 20+ million a year they don't want the player getting hurt playing some tournament.
Didn't Karl-Anthony Towns play for the Dominican Republic Team at the 2023 FIBA World Cup?
 

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NBA players are encouraged by their teams not to participate in the Olympics or any competitions outside NBA, the team is paying them 20+ million a year they don't want the player getting hurt playing some tournament.
Teams can encourage all they want, unlike other sports, the NBA is run by the players.