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NBA Commissioner David Stern Criticized by Boston Celtics
December 14th, 2011 at 6:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Celtics stars are grumbling about the rushed training camp and shortened season due to the NBA lockout.  The Celtics' center Kevin Garnett is making headlines for being up front about not feeling good because of the rush the league is in to get started by Christmas Day.  He is also being critical about the way NBA commissioner David Stern is handling business in terms of the Chris Paul trade incident, we...

National Basketball Players’ Association Executive Director Billy Hunter not in Players Good Graces
December 1st, 2011 at 10:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the new collective bargaining agreement gets finalized with all the t's crossed and i's dotted, it is starting to sound like NBA players are pleased to get back to work but not pleased with the overall deal.  Rumor has it that there are a large number of players looking to remove Billy Hunter from his title as the players' association's executive director.  Hunter has held down that spot as union head since 1996...

Five Questions About the Atlanta Hawks in the 2011-2012 Season
November 29th, 2011 at 12:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that we are this much closer to having a real live NBA season, assuming that the deal is agreed on by both parties, now is the time to take a look at the Atlanta Hawks and what may lie ahead for our team.  There are some questions out there that we would like to give some insight to but all answers can only play out as...

NBA Players and Owners Reach a Handshake Deal for New CBA
November 26th, 2011 at 11:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** After 149 days of lockout and 12 days after the players decided to dissolve the union the players and the owners seem to have a handshake deal for a new collective bargaining agreement.  Both sides have been meeting this past week in an effort to get a deal banged out...

Atlanta Hawks Guard Jamal Crawford to Participate in ‘Obama Classic’
November 23rd, 2011 at 1:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** It seems that these days everyone is in on the charity basketball game business, even the president of the United States.  Some of the biggest hoop stars of all time are lining up to play in the "Obama Classic Basketball Game" in Washington D.C. on December 12.  Tickets for...

NBA Players Move Lawsuits to Court in Minnesota
November 21st, 2011 at 11:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last Tuesday the NBA Players' Association made moves to disband the union and during that process the players filed two separate lawsuits in two separate states (California and Minnesota).  Now it appears that they want to unify and bring both suits to the courts of Minnesota.  They withdrew the...

Atlanta Hawks Shine in New ATL Versus Old ATL Sponsored by Lou Williams
November 20th, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Lou Williams' foundation put on the "New ATL vs. Old ATL" game at Atlanta Metro College Saturday and the event was as good as advertised.  With everything from star studded line ups to a dance off between kids, fans walked away happy after the event was done.  The game was...

Former Hawks Guard Dion Glover Continues His Stop Bullying Tour
November 19th, 2011 at 12:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** Former Atlanta Hawks guard Dion Glover is continuing his battle to stop bullying in schools with his foundation "Hoops and Hope".  The game is to take place in Riverdale, GA at Drew High School on Sunday November 20.  Tip off time is set for seven o'clock in the evening.  The game will...

Some Atlanta Hawks to Star in “New ATL Vs. Old ATL”
November 17th, 2011 at 11:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** It sounds like there's going to be a throw in the A-town.  On Saturday November 19 at Atlanta Metro College, the vets of Atlanta take on the pups of the city.  There has been a lot of trash talking going on from local radio to Twitter.  Tickets are ten...

The NBA Lockout Extends Through December
November 16th, 2011 at 2:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the 138th day of the NBA lockout, it was the day the players were supposed to receive their first paycheck, the day after the union declined the owners offer of a 50-50 split in basketball related income and it also became the day that the league notified teams that...

Players Decide to Reject NBA’s Offer and Moves to Decertify Union
November 14th, 2011 at 11:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the 137th day of the NBA lockout the players' association made a power move, to reject the offer made by the owners and then decertify itself to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league and its owners.  NBA Commissioner David Stern has described the upcoming period for the...

Make or Break Monday: NBA Players Union To Meet In New York To Discuss Proposal
November 13th, 2011 at 11:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** Well it has come down to this; on Monday the NBA players' association will get together in New York to discuss the league's latest contract proposal.  Player representatives from all 30 teams are expected to be in attendance as well as other players that are concerned and have been active...

Atlanta Hawks Guard Jamal Crawford to Host Charity Game in Seattle
November 12th, 2011 at 10:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Atlanta Hawks free agent Jamal Crawford has been the topic of discussion around here lately.  Well it is about to continue as the high scoring guard is about to host a charity game in his hometown of Seattle and provide food for the homeless for the holidays.  The event,...

Atlanta Hawks: the Season That Hasn’t Been
November 12th, 2011 at 8:41 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Due to the ongoing NBA lockout we are still without professional basketball and will be throughout the month of November.  At the rate they are going with these negotiations and the threat to decertify the union, one can only wonder if we will be able to see pro hoops by Christmas, if...

Many NBA Teams are Courting Atlanta’s Jamal Crawford
November 12th, 2011 at 11:17 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jamal Crawford has been with the Atlanta Hawks for two seasons.  In those two seasons Crawford has helped the Hawks maintain playoff runs, going to the second round both seasons. In his first season with the Hawks Crawford won the Sixth Man of the Year award, coming off the bench to...

Atlanta Hawks Forward Damien Wilkins Hosts “Monster Slam Game”
November 8th, 2011 at 11:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** This past Saturday Damien Wilkins got together with his NBA friends and put together "Damien Wilkins' Monster Slam Exhibition Game" to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America.  The game took place at Clark-Atlanta University in front of a packed house with celebrity coaches Nene Leakes (Black Team)...

NBA Union’s Executive Committee to Meet with Player Reps to Discuss Future
November 7th, 2011 at 9:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA Players Association's executive committee is expected to meet with player reps from all 30 teams in New York on Tuesday.  The meeting is to discuss the union's stance on the "ultimatum" or offer that was presented by the owners.  The offer that was made to the players was...

NBA Owners Counters Players Threat with One of Their Own
November 6th, 2011 at 1:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** If the threat of decertification was supposed to scare the NBA owners it does not look like it is working.  In a meeting Saturday with mediator George Cohen, the owners and players were given several "what if" scenarios to help jump start negotiations.  The owners seemed to like a few of...

Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford Takes Part in “Hoops for Troops”
November 6th, 2011 at 1:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** Eight NBA players embarked on the "Hoops for Troops" tour as part of a four day USO tour of Oahu, Hawaii at Hickum Air Force Base and U.S. Army's Schofield Barracks.  The players met with soldiers, played ball with and for soldiers, and even participated in some military duties...

NBA Players Looking for Leverage Threaten to Decertify Union
November 4th, 2011 at 11:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** While union Executive Director Billy Hunter and President Derek Fisher were working on setting up a new meeting between the NBA owners and the union leaders, at least 50 NBA players were getting together and discussing decertifying the players union.   It is being reported that there have been at...