The Hawks Bandwagon

Over the past month or so, the strangest thing has happened…  Apparently Atlanta still has an NBA team, and they are still called the Hawks…and they are GOOD.  They’ve won something like 26 of their last 28 games, and don’t have a superstar player, instead playing like a team.  Kyle Korver has a higher 3-point shot percentage (53.6%) than Shaq’s career free throw percentage.

Bandwagon is a term that we throw around, and quite frankly, I agree with it.  While I don’t really have a problem with it, I understand why some do.  Here in Atlanta, we are notorious for bandwagon fans.  Take the late 80’s Braves vs. the 90’s Braves…as soon as they had they miracle season in ’91, they were the talk of the town.  Before then, they couldn’t give tickets away.

Now look at the Hawks…  Games are selling out, NBA is getting more than 5 minutes an hour on Sports Radio, and for good reason.  I’m happy to admit that I’m looking forward to their game today – a nice ‘business man’s’ special at 2:30 vs. the Pistons.

The Hawks have been around for a while…remember the ‘Human Highlight Factory’?  Let’s remember:

‘Nique

Kevin Willis

Tree Rollins

Doc Rivers

Spud Webb

What do you think?  You tuning in to the Hawks?

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3 Comments

  1. DCW
    01/19/2015 / 10:02 AM

    I love that they are playing as a team and doing well with no standout player. It even looks like they are having fun. I’m not a big NBA fan, but I can always get behind a team doing it right.

  2. Owen
    01/19/2015 / 10:26 AM

    Houston, Memphis and San Antonio are the only NBA towns in the South.

  3. JRS
    Author
    01/19/2015 / 11:10 AM

    @DCW – I completely agree. It makes it fun to watch, and not an extended ESPN Sportscenter highlight.

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