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The Atlanta Hawks doubled-down on strong draft picks and a better fan experience. The future is bright.
Thursday's free NBA Draft Party in the newly renovated State Farm Arena showed off a savvier, forward-thinking direction for the Atlanta Hawks, showcasing a fan energy that Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins, who made a scheduled appearance at the party, described as “unbelievable” and “outstanding.”
The Atlanta Hawks will go another year without a playoff run, but this team has shown they're on an upward trend. There are plenty of reasons why basketball fans should be excited about what took place this season and what’s to come.
Atlanta Hawks player Trae Young has been the answer to the Hawks' point guard prayers, and by all accounts would be a shoo-in for this season’s Rookie of the Year award if not for fellow rookie Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. Here's why Young deserves the title.
As the Morehouse Maroon Tigers kick off conference tournament play, they have something to prove to themselves
This year's Morehouse basketball team is a No. 1 seed in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Tournament, with a roster filled with talent. Their goal: to win the SIAC Tournament and to "get on the national map."
Clayton County’s Lovejoy Lady Wildcats are the best high school basketball team you might not have heard of
In Hampton, Georgia, a 23-and-a-half-mile ride down I-75 from Atlanta, is the best basketball team you might not have heard of. While the Lovejoy High School Lady Wildcats don't always receive the most press, the defending 6A State Champions are quickly becoming a basketball dynasty.
After spending the summer closed while crews ripped out walls, applied fresh coats of paint, and added new concessions and entertainment options to the former Philips Arena, the newly rechristened State Farm Arena hosted its first Atlanta Hawks game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday evening, showing a sold-out crowd of basketball fans (16,705 of them, to be precise) what the $192.5 million renovation has to offer.
This month, the Hawks begin their 50th season in Atlanta. Yes, we’re still waiting on an NBA championship, but the franchise’s record over that half-century is nothing to scoff at: 33 playoff seasons; four NBA Coaches of the Year; and a cadre of Hall of Fame legends. We celebrate with a photo essay featuring the work of Scott Cunningham, the team's official photographer of 41 years.
Ice Cube’s BIG3 brings retired NBA players back to “old-school” basketball—and it’s coming to Atlanta
As a way to bring retired NBA veterans back onto a competitive stage in front of fans, rapper Ice Cube founded the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 league. Now in its second season, BIG3 is coming to Atlanta for the first time on Friday at Infinite Energy Center.
When Philips Arena finishes up its renovations this fall, the clubs and suites will feature a brand new menu from executive chef Joe Schafer. He chats about what to expect, from venison brisket sandwiches to fresh, beer-battered onion rings.
“You feel a little bit like a one man show,” Nicki Collen says, contemplating her first few days on the job as the new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. “One woman show, I guess.”