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

Here's Audio Of Hawks GM Danny Ferry's Racist Remarks About Luol Deng

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has acquired an audio recording of the conference call with GM Danny Ferry's racist comments on Luol Deng, with Ferry saying the forward had "some African in him." The comment had previously surfaced in transcription after Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson offered the team for… » 9/11/14 8:00pm 9/11/14 8:00pm

Report: The Hawks Front Office Is Eating Itself

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski has done some fantastic reporting that gives a much clearer look at just what the hell is going on with the Atlanta Hawks, a team that's seen owner Bruce Levenson ousted after sending a racist email, and minority owner Michael Gearon rat out GM Danny Ferry for getting racist on a conference… » 9/10/14 3:42pm 9/10/14 3:42pm

Yes, Bruce Levenson's Racist Email Was Racist

By now you're aware that Bruce Levenson, controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks, is selling his stake in the team, at least in part because of fallout from an email he sent to other members of team management back in 2012, theorizing that the team struggles to fill its arena because "the black crowd scared away… » 9/09/14 5:05pm 9/09/14 5:05pm

Hawks Minority Owner: GM Danny Ferry Got Racist On A Conference Call

When Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he would be putting the team up for sale, conspiracists, not entirely convinced by a story involving Levenson volunteering to the league office that he'd sent a racist email, wondered when another shoe would drop. Well, here it is. » 9/09/14 12:22am 9/09/14 12:22am

Hawks Scandal Was Sparked By "Racist" Remark About Luol Deng

The email that led Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to announce his intention to sell his controlling stake in the team emerged from a months-long investigation by an outside firm, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And that probe was ordered after a separate "offensive and racist" remark was included… » 9/08/14 9:22am 9/08/14 9:22am