The short sleeves will stay.
Al Horford, who has been through two torn pectoral muscles, wore a compression shirt under this jersey for the first time Friday night. The Hawks center said it’s likely to continue to be a part of his uniform.
“I never really wanted to wear it,” Horford said. “My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight. It actually helped me a lot so it’s something I’ll probably keep wearing.”
You can’t argue with the early results. Horford had 19 points, including the first seven points of the game, in a 114-103 win over the Heat. He was 8 off 10 from the field, including a 3-pointer. It was his first of the season and 11th of his career. Horford also added six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.