Al Horford ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: "Celtic Pride," it said, followed by 18 shamrocks.
The number might not have been a coincidence.
A franchise with 17 NBA championships may have gotten closer to contending for an 18th on Saturday, when Horford decided to accept a four-year, $113 million offer to join the Boston Celtics
The NBA's trade deadline has come and gone and, surprisingly, the Boston Celtics refrained not only from making any major moves but from making any moves at all, despite previous belief around the league.
The Boston Celtics have put together an impressive first half of the 2015-16 NBA season. As they approach the trade deadline, growing speculation has surrounded the team as they look to make upgrades that could help them in the postseason and beyond.