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Old 01-22-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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The Spurs beat you to that. Sure, Duncan and Parker are legitimate "superstars", but they don't act like it.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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Talk to me when they bring the city a championship
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What I like about our team is that it is full of guys who not full of themselves. They understand that their job is play good basketball, rather than playing basketball to get endorsement deals, commercials, shoe lines, etc. If they can pull off winning the league this year, it would mark the death of the "superstar" mentality that has infected the NBA for years now.
There definitely seems to be good team chemistry on the Hawks. It was funny last night to see everybody on the bench cheering when Kyle Korver unexpectedly dunked the ball (he's not known for doing that). They're having fun and seem to like each other - unlike, say, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Talk to me when they bring the city a championship
Hey, at least they're in the conversation this year. Who expected that? They have a legitimate chance of making the finals, which would be a first for this team.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Talk to me when they bring the city a championship
Going to wait until it's a little more safe to jump on the bandwagon?
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Going to wait until it's a little more safe to jump on the bandwagon?
Bandwagons are never safe to jump on!

Kudos to the Hawks. I hope they make a deep run in the postseason. Bring this team and this city a little more respect.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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Going to wait until it's a little more safe to jump on the bandwagon?
I know, what an impossible standard, the I'm not going to be a fan until they win a Championship. I remember going to a GS game circa 2011, they were hosting Toronto. Both teams were lousy, but the game was packed. I remember going to the Hawks vs Toronto a few weeks later at Phillips, the Hawks were a playoff team and I felt like I was in a mausoleum. Atlanta Fans have been outstanding this year, Phillips is a great place to watch basketball.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Folks are starting to take notice:

NBA power rankings: The brilliance of the No. 1 Hawks, explained | New York Post

PBT NBA Power Rankings: It’s the Hawks, Warriors then a step back to everyone else | ProBasketballTalk

Lakshman: The Atlanta Hawks and the evolution of the NBA | Stanford Daily
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Me and my family will be at Philips Arena tomorrow night as the Hawks take on the Thunder... should be a good game!

2nd game I'm going to watch this season at Philips (I normally watch 2-3 regular season games).

Been a fan since I moved to ATL, its nice to see them doing really well now. Although, Im not used to them being at the very top of the Eastern Conference and the Power Rankings!

Lets go Hawks!
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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I know, what an impossible standard, the I'm not going to be a fan until they win a Championship. I remember going to a GS game circa 2011, they were hosting Toronto. Both teams were lousy, but the game was packed. I remember going to the Hawks vs Toronto a few weeks later at Phillips, the Hawks were a playoff team and I felt like I was in a mausoleum. Atlanta Fans have been outstanding this year, Phillips is a great place to watch basketball.
I agree with this. It's good to see more people on board. The odd thing about it is that the Hawks are the only pro team here that has consistently made the playoffs for the past few years. It doesn't help that they haven't been past the second round, but there are cities that would kill for their teams to even make the postseason, much less make it out of the first round.

This may be the year where the Hawks at least make the Eastern Conference Finals or, dare I say, the NBA Finals. I am not an Atlanta native, but I hope the folks here in town get on board now rather than wait until after they make the Finals or even win a title. Part of the thrill of being a fan of a team is following them WHILE they are climbing the ladder towards a title, not AFTER they win one.

On another note, it is refreshing to see less bandwagon Heat fans around town *lol*
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