T.I. Creates Awkward Promo Video with Atlanta Hawks CEO

Atlanta Hawks fans, Stevie K and T.I. really want you at the team’s 2014-15 home opener.

Hawks CEO Steve Koonin teamed up with the recording artist to create a promo video for the team’s home opener on Nov. 1 against the Indiana Pacers.

T.I. headlines the promo video, but Stevie K steals the show. 

[Atlanta Hawks, h/t SB Nation

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Pistons Injury Update: Josh Smith tweaks ankle during game against Atlanta, but says he’s fine

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday by the score of 104-100. The win improved the Pistons to 4-2 on the preseason. Six Pistons scored in double figures, lead by Andre Drummond, who has 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Starting small forward Josh Smith injured his ankle in the third quarter and did not return. He finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.  Erik Drost  via Wikimedia CommonsKeith Langlois, who covers the Pistons for Pistons.com, tweeted the following on Smith’s status.It was an ankle for Josh Smith. SVG was told he could go back in, but after he got cold he decided against it. Smith says he’s fine, though.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) October 19, 2014Brian Packey of Detroit Bad Boys also noted that Smith immediately hunched over in pain following his injury at 5:29 left in the third quarter and limped towards the Pistons’ bench.  Smith was walking around in the locker room without a limp following the game….

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Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks 10/18/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Detroit Pistons have a new head coach in Stan Van Gundy who will attempt to mesh this roster for a playoff run in 2014. The Atlanta Hawks entered Saturday night looking to build on last year’s playoff run.

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls 10/16/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Elite offense met elite defense on Thursday night when the Chicago Bulls faced off with the Atlanta Hawks in a preseason clash. The Hawks’ high-octane offense looked to find some momentum, but they faced a stern test from the Bulls’ lockdown defense.

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Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning.
http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) October 16, 2014
The franchise has come under heavy fire in recent months after audio surfaced of general manager Danny Ferry reading a racist scouting report about then-free-agent Luol Deng. Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson also drew criticism for a racist email he sent Ferry two years ago, prompting him to sell his interest in the team on Sept. 7. Webber, 41, retired from the NBA just six years ago in 2008. He never played for the Hawks during his 15-year career but has owned a home in Atlanta for the past decade, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Webber’s group is one of many interested in purchasing

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Chris Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning.
http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) October 16, 2014
The franchise has come under heavy fire in recent months after audio surfaced of general manager Danny Ferry reading a racist scouting report about then-free-agent Luol Deng. Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson also drew criticism for a racist email he sent Ferry two years ago, prompting him to sell his interest in the team on Sept. 7. Webber, 41, retired from the NBA just six years ago in 2008. He never played for the Hawks during his 15-year career but has owned a home in Atlanta for the past decade, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Webber’s group is one of many interested in purchasing

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat 10/14/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Miami Heat looked to get their preseason on track on Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks. The Heat have struggled in the post-LeBron James era, dropping their first three preseason games, and they faced a talented Hawks squad with the outside shooting prowess to give them trouble.

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies 10/11/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies squared off in a clash of conflicting styles of play in Saturday’s preseason matchup. The Hawks brought a high-tempo, three-point-oriented offense, but they faced a stern test from a grinding Grizzlies offense that loved to work in the paint through forwards Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

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Atlanta Hawks: Why Paul Millsap will get traded

With the 15th pick in this year’s NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Adreian Payne, power forward from Michigan State.
This pick shocked many people across the NBA. The Hawks weakest position was small forward and the draft provided an ideal way to upgrade. They could have drafted the centerpiece (Rodney Hood and Kyle Anderson were still available) to play alongside star big men in Paul Millsap and Al Horford, but instead chose to draft a big man in Payne.

Can Payne play alongside both Millsap and Horford? Can he slide down and play the small forward position? No he can’t.
Payne is an obvious replacement for either Horford or Millsap who are both entering the last year of their contracts. Due to the fact Horford can play both the power forward and center positions, his job is safe. Plus Horford has been the building block to Atlanta’s rebuilding process.
Millsap however is not safe. Millsap signed a 2yr/18M contract before last season and many basketball experts called his signing the steal of the off

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Atlanta Hawks: What an NBA title would mean to the city

Few things are harder than being an Atlanta fan in any sport. Die hard “Atlantians” consistently have their hearts broken every year by their favorite local sports team. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves or even the Atlanta Hawks, because they all have a history of losing.
The city of Atlanta is spoiled. We take for granted the regular season success our teams have and throw it to the curb because they struggle come playoff time. Our teams build up our hope and confidence and then crush us with first round exits.
For example, look at the Braves who won 14 straight division titles from 1991-2004, but only one World Series. The Braves’ 1995 World Series victory is the ONLY championship the city has won. The Braves also haven’t won a playoff series since 2001.
The Falcons have had a history of being bad one year and good the next since the start of the 21st century. Yet the Falcons have only been to one Superbowl (1998-1999) and they lost to John Elway’s Broncos. The

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