TAG: Atlanta Hawks

Video / Feb 23, 2014 / 7:31 pm

Another Atlanta Hawks Code Of Conduct Spoof, This Time For “Wrecking Ball”

Atlanta Hawks Code of Conduct

The Atlanta Hawks organization has turned their code of conduct PSA into a fun venue for creative parodies of popular music videos. First we enjoyed the Hawks’ version of Robin Thicke‘s popular “Blurred Lines” croon, which also informed Hawks fans to use respectful language. This time the Hawks have appropriated Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball,” with Hawks cheerleaders singing the refurbished lyrics and mascot Harry the Hawk riding the eponymous wrecking ball. This one doesn’t feature any nudity, either, which we figure would be counter-productive to the code of conduct warning. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Feb 22, 2014 / 2:00 am

Incredible Rasheed Wallace Reaction To Andre Drummond’s Steal & Slam

Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace (photo. @Isaac)

Detroit ended a three-game losing streak on Friday night with a 115-107 win over the visiting Hawks. The turning point in the game, at least in terms of momentum, might have come with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth and Detroit ahead by just three. It was then when Andre Drummond intercepted a Kyle Korver pass and sprinted the other way to slam it over an overmatched Elton Brand. The only thing more amazing than Drummond’s freakish play: coach Rasheed Wallace going bats__t crazy afterwards on the sideline. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 10:15 pm

GIF: John Wall Steal & Slam In Blink Of An Eye

John Wall

John Wall (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards went into Philips Arena in Atlanta and shot out to a 31-14 lead they never relinquished against their Eastern Conference competitors on their way to a 114-97 win. Point Guard John Wall was a large reason why as he led six Wizards in scoring with 21 points. But Wall also chipped in 12 dimes and zero turnovers in 33 minutes of action including a steal and slam that showed off his insane speed with the ball. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 1:12 am

Video: Bonkers Lance Stephenson Shot Drops In, But He Injures His Back

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

Brooklyn’s Born Ready Lance Stephenson sometimes looks to opposing defenders like a train that’s been knocked off the tracks and is headed right for them. Such is the audacity of the way he attacks the rim, regardless of who is in front of him. During Indy’s win in Atlanta on Tuesday night, one of those tempest drives to the hoop ended in a chaotic bucket and a very sore back for Lance. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Video: Paul George Throws Down The Windmill

Paul George

Paul George (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

Paul George had plenty of time to plot what he was going to do when he got to the rim. With a 6-point lead and less than two minutes remaining during Indiana’s trip to Philips Arena on Tuesday night, George nabbed a lazy, cross-court pass by Dennis Schröder and had nothing but open court in front of him. But which dunk would he perform to punctuate the big road victory? Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Ricky Rubio’s Psychic Behind-The-Back Dime

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost, 120-113, to the Hawks Saturday night in Atlanta despite a monstrous 43-point, 19-rebound performance from Kevin Love. In the loss, Ricky Rubio only connected on one-of-three field goal attempts in over 31 minutes of action as he continues to shy away from pulling the trigger. But one of his 11 assists was so beautiful, it’s likely the only thing we’ll take away from the whole game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 1, 2014 / 3:30 am

Video: Paul Millsap Spins For The Tomahawk Slam

Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

When Al Horford went down for the season after tearing his right pectoral muscle late in December, many wrote off the Hawks’ chances at snagging home court in the first round of the Eastern playoffs. But last summer’s surprisingly cheap acquisition (way to go Danny Ferry), Paul Millsap, has stepped up, and the Hawks have been .500 without Horford, which in the East means hosting a playoff series. On Friday night, Millsap showed off his skills with a gorgeous spin move to the baseline before throwing down a ferocious tomahawk slam. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Wednesday’s Hawks-Pistons Game Was Postponed (Weather)

Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

The Pistons were supposed to take on the Hawks tonight at Philips Arena in Atlanta, but a massive snowstorm that’s effectively shut down the city has led the NBA to postpone the game for a later date. Cars have been stuck along the highways for hours, and there’s no way a game could take place when many can barely get home. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 27, 2014 / 11:01 pm

Video: Kevin Durant Scores 41 & Hits The Game-Winner

Kevin Durant, DeMarre Carroll

Kevin Durant, DeMarre Carroll (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

You could see this one coming with a couple minutes left in the game. The Hawks played the Thunder close tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and with two minutes remaining, you knew Kevin Durant was going to hit the game-winner. It doesn’t take a soothsayer to be clairvoyant when it comes to KD. The man is in video game mode every night now, and it’s about time we DVR’d every Thunder game from here on out. Read More »