The NBA Players' Union Isn't Happy With The NYPD

We’ll probably never know exactly why NYPD officers felt it necessary to arrest Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha outside of 1 Oak early Wednesday morning—the cops claim that they arrested Sefolosha after telling him six times to leave the scene of Pacers forward Chris Copeland’s stabbing—but we do know that Sefolosha was… » 4/10/15 1:59pm 4/10/15 1:59pm

Video: Cops Throw Thabo Sefolosha To The Ground And Arrest Him

TMZ has obtained cell phone video footage of Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha’s arrest outside of a New York night club early yesterday morning. Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic were arrested for failing to disperse, after Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed. Sefolosha reportedly fractured his tibia during the… » 4/09/15 7:36pm 4/09/15 7:36pm

Reports: Thabo Sefolosha Broke Ankle While Resisting Arrest

Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were both arrested for obstructing police and disorderly conduct after Indiana’s Chris Copeland was stabbed at a New York City nightclub early Wednesday morning. Now, multiple reports claim that Sefolosha broke his ankle during the incident, and will miss the rest… » 4/09/15 5:20pm 4/09/15 5:20pm

2 Chainz Is The Atlanta Hawks MVP

In 2012, when soon-to-be-doomed Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson tried to guess why home attendance was down, he found one unlikely culprit: rap music. The Hawks needed to draw white males ages 33 to 55, as he wrote in an infamous email to General Manager Danny Ferry. And while Levenson, a nearly retirement-age… » 3/31/15 2:34pm 3/31/15 2:34pm

No Love Lost Between Josh Smith And Hawks Fans

Josh Smith is an Atlanta-area native who played for the Hawks for nine seasons, but Hawks fans seem as overjoyed to be rid of Smith as Smith is to be rid of them. This wasn't always the case: in his first return to Philips Arena last season as a member of the Detroit Pistons, he received "'some cheering, a little… » 3/04/15 12:49am 3/04/15 12:49am

Dominique Wilkins Tells A Solid Larry Bird Trash-Talk Story

It's not news that Larry Bird was an arrogant jerk in his NBA days. He got away with most of his shit-talk because when he said he was about to shoot a three in your eye, he actually did that. He and Dominique Wilkins famously went at each other in Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals, but the Hawks… » 2/09/15 4:48pm 2/09/15 4:48pm

The NBA Pulled Some Silly Shit With Its Player Of The Month Award

Ordinarily, the NBA's Player of the Month awards aren't worth talking or writing about, even among people who talk and write about NBA stuff. Oh no—Player X didn't win Western Conference Player of the Month for November, even though his PER was a smidge higher than some other dude's! Winning one probably is a nice… » 2/05/15 11:28am 2/05/15 11:28am

The Hawks Met Their Match In Anthony Davis

The Atlanta Hawks, a team that has swallowed up the rest of the Eastern Conference by playing a near-perfect imitation of Spursian super basketball, took their 19-game win streak to New Orleans last night to face Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. The Hawks may be an unrelenting monster, but they met a monster-slayer in… » 2/03/15 12:01pm 2/03/15 12:01pm

The Atlanta Hawks Are Too Good For Twitter

The Atlanta Hawks are good as hell, and they are currently riding a 17-game winning streak atop the Eastern Conference. In the early stages of the streak, whoever runs the team's official Twitter account thought it would be fun to add an extra "W" to the account's display name with each successive win. The streak has… » 1/29/15 10:51am 1/29/15 10:51am

My God, My God, The Hawks Are A Fucking Juggernaut

The Atlanta Hawks led the Washington Wizards 87-77 after the third quarter yesterday, which isn't nothing as leads go, but, in its broad outline the game still had the feel of one whose outcome could go either way. The Hawks looked sharper, sure, but the Wizards had won the second quarter and gotten as close as… » 1/12/15 12:19pm 1/12/15 12:19pm

Danny Ferry Apologizes To Magic Johnson For Racist Remarks

Danny Ferry and Magic Johnson had a meeting Tuesday night to talk about Ferry's racist comments, according to tweets sent out by Johnson. The on-leave Ferry called Johnson to set up the meeting and apologize, and it apparently worked as Johnson tweeted that Ferry deserves a second chance in the NBA. Two weeks ago… » 9/23/14 8:22pm 9/23/14 8:22pm