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Atlanta Hawks, Carmelo Anthony, Dominique Wilkins, Houston Rockets, NBA -

Twenty-one years ago, Dominique Wilkins went from “The Human Highlight Film” to a role player coming off the bench only when deemed by others to be necessary. The transition was far from easy — as is the case for every aging NBA superstar. “Father Time don’t wait for no one, man,” Wilkins told The Undefeated. […]

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks used to have a box-office attraction in Dominique Wilkins. With his acrobatic jams and high-scoring games, fans all over the nation paid to see “The Human Highlight Film.” Many stars have represented the Hawks since the days of Wilkins — Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, Mookie Blaylock, Steve Smith, Joe […]

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ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin made a rapper cry. And he accomplished this near-impossible feat two years ago when he offered Atlanta native Killer Mike an opportunity to open a barbershop in the Hawks’ new arena. “I’m overwhelmed,” Killer Mike told The Undefeated from his barbershop overlooking State Farm Arena. “Everything I do […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons, Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan, Esports, Future, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luka Doncic, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA LIVE 19, Philadelphia 76ers, Sim Life, Trae Young -

Welcome back, LIVE fans. As the NBA has returned, and is off to a strong start, that also signals the return of the hoop version of Sim Life. Our first two games should be pretty entertaining, with the young’uns kicking it off. Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and his new running mate Luka […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Clark Atlanta University, Grant Hill, HBCU Education, HBCU News, Morehouse College, Spelman College -

School is in session, so it’s not surprising to see students scrambling to finalize schedules and buy books or anything else they’ll need for the semester. But some students are still scrambling to pay tuition. Fortunately for cash-strapped students in the Atlanta University Center (AUC), the Atlanta Hawks might be able to help. Grant Hill, […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Gaming, NBA2K, Stephen Curry, Trae Young, Video Games -

PETALUMA, California — At 11:15 a.m. on the dot, an UberBLACK pulls up to a building tucked deep in a collection of industrial offices. Back on the main road, a mile marker sign reads “SONOMA 9 NAPA 20” — the building is near the heart of California’s wine country. The Uber’s lone passenger, however, didn’t […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Lloyd Pierce, NBA, Round Table Pizza, Santa Clara, Steve Nash, Trae Young -

LAS VEGAS — One of the first things new Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce did when he arrived at the Las Vegas Summer League was check in with his pregnant wife, Melissa. Before the Pierces got off the phone, she had one important question for him. “The last thing she asked was, ‘When are […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Commentary, Lloyd Pierce, NBA -

During the summer of 1990, I made numerous trips to Cherry Park in San Jose, California, to play some of the best pickup basketball in the Bay Area. It’s where you learned toughness playing against grown men, were challenged playing against former and current college players and high school stars, and dealt with pressure to […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Ben Simmons is set to make just $6 million this season, but he could easily make nearly 100 times that if he plays the lottery Friday. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard is obviously some kind of wizard or prophet based on his ability to predict the future, so why not take a stab at Friday’s […]

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Atlanta Constitutional Journal, Atlanta Hawks, David Lee, EEOC, Local, National, News, Racial Discrimination -

A former Atlanta Hawks employee is claiming that a Black director created a culture at […]

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Atlanta Hawks, David Lee, EEOC, Margo Kline, News, racism sexism, Video -

Margo Kline, a former white employee of the Atlanta Hawks, filed a lawsuit on Friday accusing the NBA franchise’s external affairs director, David Lee of discrimination against white workers, in particularly white women.

The post Former white employee sues Atlanta Hawks for racism and sexism appeared first on theGrio.

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#RememberWhensdays, Atlanta Hawks, Lenny Wilkens, NBA, Seattle SuperSonics -

Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens paced along the sideline, his arms folded, his face stoic. It wasn’t until Craig Ehlo nailed a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 71-62 lead over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers with 42.1 seconds left that Wilkens cracked a smile. He was moments away from becoming the first NBA coach with 1,000 […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Atlanta Hawks, John Collins, Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge, Photo Act -

John Collins, the No. 19 overall 2017 NBA draft pick and Atlanta Hawks rookie, let The Undefeated get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the first day of his first NBA All-Star Weekend, which is taking place in Los Angeles this year.

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#RememberWhensdays, 1986 NBA All-Star Game, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, Spud Webb -

Atlanta Hawks guard Anthony “Spud” Webb needed a favor bigger than himself. So large was his need for tickets to the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas that he hit up his trusted local scalpers for three tickets for his sisters, two for his brothers and one apiece for his parents. The scalpers even threw in […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Malcolm Delaney, NBA -

When Atlanta Hawks guard and Baltimore native Malcolm Delaney learned that former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin was seeking donations of coats, gloves, hats, thermals and socks for students in his hometown, he swiftly answered the call. “Aaron is the guy who sets the bar, and hopefully all of the other athletes — or don’t even […]

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Adam Silver, Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Black Quarterbacks, Black Twitter, Cam Newton, Chris Rock, Colin Kaepernick, Football, Hip-Hop, Instagram, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, MLB, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, Race, Rap, Social Media, Television -

The National Football League, the American sport that comes closest to resembling a religion, has its end times in sight: the year 2021. “The likelihood,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in August, “of either a strike, or a lockout is in ’21 a virtual certainty.” Doomsdays. Humanity has always been obsessed with […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Nate Thurmond, NBA -

After Nate Thurmond’s inaugural introduction to the crowd at Chicago Stadium, fans gave the former San Francisco/Golden State Warrior a rousing round of applause as he made his way to center court. After 12 seasons in the Bay Area, Thurmond joined the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 1974. In the team’s first game of […]

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Atlanta Hawks, DeAndre' Bembry, NBA -

With his brother’s birthday on his mind, DeAndre’ Bembry sobbed in the locker room before an Atlanta Hawks practice that the team ultimately decided to give him off. Dec. 15, 2016, was an off day between two home games for the Hawks. A light practice was expected in preparation for the arrival of the Philadelphia […]

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2017 NFL Draft, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Dwight Howard, NBA, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Five minutes after engaging his Twitter followers with a Q&A to discuss their NBA draft trade scenarios, Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was traded to the Charlotte Hornets. Life comes faster for some people than others, but wow, was that a quick turnaround. This also comes on the heels of Howard, who signed […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Marijuana, Mike Scott, NBA, News, Racial Profiling, Sports -

A Georgia judge has dismissed charges from a traffic stop in 2015 of a former Atlanta Hawks player after determining that he was racially profiled during the stop...

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Atlanta Hawks, Bradley Beal, Joe Biden, John Wall, NBA, Washington Wizards -

It was nearly two hours till game time when John Wall arrived at the Verizon Center on Wednesday, his burly bodyguard in tow. All appeared normal with the Washington Wizards guard as he approached: His eyes were covered by a pair of stylish dark sunglasses, and two bright gold chains were draped around his neck. […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Dwight Howard, NBA, Paul Millsap, Washington Wizards, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. After a slow start Monday night, alleged crybaby Paul Millsap fueled the Atlanta Hawks in the second half with 19 points to help lead the team to a 111-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Hawks center Dwight Howard showed his first signs of life in the series with a double-double […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, NBA, Paul Millsap, Tim Hardaway Jr., What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. A jump ball turned into a collision of bodies all throwing themselves toward the ball as it wiggled and squirmed its way out of each player’s grasp. With mere seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was able to collect the ball along the baseline, gather it up and […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Music, NBA, Sir Foster -

Organists at sporting events typically fire up the crowd by playing “Charge,” “Defense,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” “We Will Rock You” and “Funiculi Funicula.” Then there is Atlanta Hawks organist Sir Foster, who gets the crowd “turnt up” by playing trap music such as “Mask Off” by Future, “T-Shirt” […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Lawsuit, NBA, New York, News, NYPD, Police Brutality, Sports, Thabo Sefolosha -

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has just received $4 million in a payout for a lawsuit over police brutality.

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Atlanta Hawks, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Washington Wizards, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. After falling down by as many as 12 points on a night when John Wall was 6-of-21 from the floor, the Washington Wizards were able to execute their second-half adjustments and win a 104-100 nail-biter against the Atlanta Hawks. Wednesday’s game concluded the regular-season series between both teams, with the Wiz Kids winning […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

On the rare occasions that his family was able to get tickets as a child, Dwight Howard watched his beloved Atlanta Hawks from the rafters. Now, in his 13th NBA season, there probably isn’t a Hawks player more proud to wear “Atlanta” on his chest than their native first-year center. The No. 1 pick in […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Washington Wizards -

Carmelo Anthony has been at the center of recent trade talk. The nine-time NBA All-Star has a no-trade clause, but New York Knicks president Phil Jackson seems quite eager to make a deal and push buttons to get him to waive it. But which NBA teams should make a strong run at the 13-year veteran […]

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Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NYPD, Social Activism, Thabo Sefolosha -

The Thabo Sefolosha story is about much more than just basketball. The Atlanta Hawks guard is the son of a South African father and Swiss mother who weren’t accepted in either country after their nuptials in the 1980s. Sefolosha got into fights while growing up in Switzerland with kids who had a problem with his […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA -

The Atlanta Hawks will begin their inaugural Unity Weekend with a day of community service Friday and a ride on a float in the Atlanta Pride Festival on Sunday, and concluding with the first Unity Game on Monday against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. With cultural, inclusion and social issues a hot topic these […]

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