Tag Archives: Atlanta Hawks

  • This Day In Sports History (January 13th) — Dominique Wilkins

    This Day In Sports History (January 13th) — Dominique Wilkins

    It was on this day in 2001 that the Atlanta Hawks retired the #21 formerly worn by forward Dominique Wilkins.  Wilkins joined Lou Hudson and Bob Pettit as the only Hawks to have their number retired. Dominique Wilkins attended the University of Georgia and was selected third overall in the 1982 NBA Draft by the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 6th) — Lenny Wilkens

    This Day In Sports History (January 6th) — Lenny Wilkens

    It was on this day in 1995 that Atlanta Hawks head coach Lenny Wilkens recorded his 939th career victory.  Wilkens broke the record that was previously held by legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. At the time of his retirement, Wilkens was the all-time leader in both wins and losses as a head coach in […]

  • LeBron James Posterizes the Hawks’ Paul Millsap (Video)

    LeBron James Posterizes the Hawks’ Paul Millsap (Video)

      Last night, the Miami Heat faced off against the Atlanta Hawks, and more specifically, Paul Millsap‘s face bounced off of LeBron James during a brutal slam dunk that knocked Millsap to the ground and became noteworthy enough to score more than 21,000 hits on YouTube (as of early Tuesday morning), and counting. This act […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/16/2013 — Jeff Teague

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/16/2013 — Jeff Teague

    The Atlanta Hawks found themselves shorthanded going into last night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, as they were without several players, including superstar Josh Smith. Smith has been the best player for the Hawks this season, but he was suspended for one game by the organization for “conduct detrimental to the team” following an incident […]

  • This Is the Most Incredible Half Court Shot of All Time (Video)

    This Is the Most Incredible Half Court Shot of All Time (Video)

    I’ve watched a good amount of basketball in my day, and I’ve seen a lot of weird things. In fact, just this year I’ve seen a ball come to rest on the rim up against the backboard, a shot made off the top of the backboard, a shot made over the backboard, an epically terrible […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 12/26/2012 — Josh Smith

    Stat Line of the Night — 12/26/2012 — Josh Smith

    While most basketball fans have been fixated on the battle for top spot in the Eastern Conference this season between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks have been quietly lurking not far behind those two powerhouse squads.  And an impressive performance from Josh Smith during last night’s game against the […]

  • Watch This Referee Give the Miami Heat a Helping Hand (Video)

    Watch This Referee Give the Miami Heat a Helping Hand (Video)

    Maybe Mark Cuban is right after all. I always thought the Mavericks owner was just a hotheaded loudmouth spouting ridiculous conspiracy theories about how refs fix NBA games for certain teams. But I now have to admit that, after seeing the following play, at the very least I can kind of see where the guy […]

  • Fat Man Provides Epic Fail During Halftime Dunk Attempt (GIF)

    Fat Man Provides Epic Fail During Halftime Dunk Attempt (GIF)

    The Atlanta Hawks weren’t the only ones having trouble taking flight during their Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics at Phillips Arena on Tuesday.  This fat fan was also experiencing similar difficulties, as his halftime trampoline dunk turned into an epic failure when he came up several feet short of the rim and face-planted […]

  • Josh Smith Misses Breakaway Reverse Dunk (Video)

    Josh Smith Misses Breakaway Reverse Dunk (Video)

    The Atlanta Hawks could have used all the points they could get last night during their 87-80 loss to the Boston Celtics, including these two points from Josh Smith, which appeared to be a certainty, until he rattled the ball off the rim while attempting a two-handed reverse slam. This wasn’t the only painful moment […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 3/21/12 — Josh Smith

    Stat Line Of The Night — 3/21/12 — Josh Smith

    With fourth-place in the Eastern Conference in their sights, the Atlanta Hawks are well aware of the fact that they have to win games like last night’s home contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers if they want any chance of hosting a first-round playoff series.  And while the Cavs did give the Hawks everything they had, […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 2/15/12 — Josh Smith

    Stat Line Of The Night — 2/15/12 — Josh Smith

    Oftentimes, when one player on a basketball team is doing all of the scoring and rebounding, someone else is recording all of the assists.  And when one player is recording all of the assists and steals, someone else is usually doing the rebounding and blocking.  Well last night during a game against the Phoenix Suns, […]

  • Finally! A Successful Jumbotron Marriage Proposal! (Video)

    Finally! A Successful Jumbotron Marriage Proposal! (Video)

    The following information may come as a surprise to many male sports fans, but  I am here to tell you that jumbotron marriage proposals at sporting events are not what most women would define as being “romantic.”  If the SportsCenter’s commercial from last year didn’t already prove this, I’d like to think that the many […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 5th) – Pete Maravich

    This Day In Sports History (January 5th) – Pete Maravich

    It was on this day in 1988 that former NBA great Pete Maravich passed away. Maravich died of a heart attack while playing a pickup basketball game in Pasadena, California. “Pistol Pete” Maravich attended Louisiana State University and is one of the greatest players in men’s NCAA Division I history. Although his dream was to […]