Report: Hawks Will Support Players Who Protest Anthem

There was once a time where Colin Kaepernick was a poster-boy for the NFL’s college-esque offensive revolution. Sadly, those days are done for the quarterback, but he’s become a poster-boy for something else; kneeling during the National Anthem. Kaepernick has been in protest for the lack of awareness of police brutality against African Americans. His […] Report: Hawks Will...
Via Soaring Down South
11 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Not Shying Away From Social Issues on Media Day

The recent police killings of Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher have rocked this nation once again giving credence to the actions of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s intentions are to challenge the sacred American flag that is supposed to represent equality and liberty. As an athlete he’s chosen not to take the easy route by counting his millions and staying...
Via Hawks Hoop
12 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: Day 30

In this 2016-17 Atlanta Hawks Season Countdown, we will be counting down the days leading up to the Hawks’ first regular season game.   Here at Soaring Down South, we are counting down the days until the Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 season begins. We’ll continue at 30 days until the regular season starts for the Hawks, […] Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: Day 30 - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
13 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Social Media Rundown

Here’s where to follow your favorite Hawks players heading into training camp. Anyone who follows the Atlanta Hawks knows how fantastic the team’s Twitter account can be. That page, along with the Hawks’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, is a great starting point for anyone looking to interact with the team more. For those looking to dive a little deeper, here’s a full...
Via Peachtree Hoops
15 hours ago

Five Things to Keep an Eye on During Hawks Training Camp

Training camp kicks off this week, so here are five things to follow as everything gets started for Atlanta. The long offseason is almost done, and the Atlanta Hawks are holding their training camp this week. The fact that basketball is back is reason enough to pay attention to events in Athens right now, but here are five things to keep a close eye on through training camp and...
Via Peachtree Hoops
17 hours ago

Howard calls Atlanta homecoming 'a blessing and an honor'

ATLANTA (AP) Dwight Howard beamed Monday as he posed for photos, finally wearing his hometown ''ATLANTA'' in big letters across his broad chest. Howard said his homecoming is ''a blessing and an honor'' which wipes away frustrations of up-and-down seasons with the Lakers and Rockets the last four years. ''I was placed in situations that weren't really the right situations for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are The Hawks Really Just A Sixth Seed Team?

It’s well known that the Atlanta Hawks have made moves in the offseason to help the team turn the corner. Whether they will turn the corner or not, remains to be seen. But, the only option to see what the future holds for the Hawks are for journalists to make hypothetical predictions. Speaking of journalist, […] Are The Hawks Really Just A Sixth Seed Team? - Soaring Down South...
Via Soaring Down South
1 day ago

The Battle for the 15th Roster Spot

Annie Finberg/Atlanta Hawks Training camp is only a few days away. That’s it. And on October 6th the Hawks’ preseason schedule kicks off in Memphis — that’s how close we’re getting to the start of the season. And while the Hawks have their most important summer affairs with regards their roster in order — the signing of Dwight Howard, trading Jeff Teague etc — there’s...
Via Hawks Hoop
4 days ago

Hawks' Paul Millsap has procedure to reduce swelling in knee

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will be rested for three weeks and will miss the first two preseason games following a procedure to reduce swelling in his right knee. The Hawks say Millsap recently had ''a preventative procedure'' and will have ''phases of rest and recovery'' for the next three weeks before returning to full basketball activities. Hawks coach...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks introduce fully digital ticket package aimed at millennials

Few groups of people have the power to control the sporting world like that of the millennial generation thanks to its purchasing power. The Atlanta Hawks are perhaps the NBA’s best at attracting this group to its games, and now the organization is going all-in with a new strategy aimed directly at this group. On Wednesday, the club announced a plan they are calling the “Season...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap is the 22nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: Paul Millsap just keeps...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard taken to hospital after long plane flight

Dwight Howard was taken to the hospital after a long plane flight on Sunday, according to reports. WSB’s Zach Klein reported the news about Howard and says indications are the Atlanta Hawks center is “fine.” Per sourceHawks Dwight Howard taken to hospital tonight after long plane flight. Every indication is that he's fine.. Dehydration believed — Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round pick by the Atlanta Hawks since 1982

In 1982, the Atlanta Hawks made a trade with the Utah Jazz for Dominique Wilkins - after Wilkins was drafted 3rd overall and refused to play for the the Jazz. Wilkins is arguably the best player in the history of the Atlanta Hawks franchise. But who was the Hawks' actual pick in 1982, and can you name every first-round pick since? Clue: Year - Pick number
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard trying new way to improve free throw shooting

Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it. Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a shooting coach, and as the video depicts, he’s actually not bad at it at all. Dwight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thabo Sefolosha Motivates Local Youth at Latest Court Unveil

Sefolosha discusses his experience at the latest court unveil at Cliftondale Park, and Fulton County PD's new plan to give back.
Via YouTube
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Why Be A Hawks Member

Current Members talk about why they love Membership.
Via YouTube
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries beat Phelps, Lochte in swimming as a kid

In an alternate reality, Kris Humphries might have been an incredible Olympics swimmer. The Atlanta Hawks detailed Humphries’ impressive swimming career as a 10-year-old. The Hawks forward was so good, he posted the year’s fastest 100m butterfly time for his age group over the likes of multiple-time Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. For real. Humphries...
Via The Comeback
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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