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The Atlanta Hawks and Lil Duval paid homage to HBCU (Historically Black College and University) schools with its annual HBCU Night. Presented by Chase on Feb. 29, at the State Farm Arena, the night was dedicated to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of the more than 100 HBCUs, originally founded as institutions of…

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The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy closed out 2019 by hosting a Lady Ballers Holiday Clinic Powered by Georgia Power at Decatur High School. The Lady Ballers Program aims to support youth basketball participation and improve the overall youth basketball experience for girls. The focus of this clinic was for girls in attendance to sharpen basketball…

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Trae Young of Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Derrel Johnson of Steed Media Service)

Late in the fourth quarter of the Atlanta Hawks home opener against the Orlando Magic, something occurred in State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia that had not happened in at least 25 years. As Trae Young shot a free-throw on his way to 39 points, the crowd chanted “MVP!” It was likely the first time…

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Melissa Proctor is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and State Farm Arena. Proctor joined the organization in June 2014 and oversees the club’s marketing team, creative group, brand merchandising, live experience, production, brand communications and Hawks Studios. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Wake…

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In 2018, the NBA teamed up with Take-Take Interactive Software Inc. to launch the NBA 2K League, an esports (or electronic sports) league where gamers battle on XboxOne. Each of the league’s 21 teams drafts six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play in regular-season games, in-season tournaments, and playoffs. With the Hawks…

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The Atlanta Hawks hosted several events to honor the life and work the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including unveiling a brand-new outdoor community basketball court at Selena S. Butler Park, adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center near downtown Atlanta. Painted black and gold, the newly designed court pays homage…

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Vince Carter is defying the laws of sports by playing at a high level at the age of 41. Going into his 20th season in the NBA, Carter will cement his legendary career by helping to guide the Atlanta Hawks’ young nucleus. Carter will likely battle for a starting position or to be the team’s…

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The Atlanta Hawks recently teamed up with Crown Royal to honor 60 veterans and active members of the military. Entitled Crowning Courage, the event featured a private ceremony where veterans were treated to a toast following an eye-opening discussion between Sgt. Wesley Hillis (US Marine Corps) and Stephen Wilson (director of Whisky Engagement for Crown Royal).…

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  It’s safe to say that the Cleveland Cavs have hit their stride. The Cavs moved their winning streak to 10 by defeating the Hawks by a score of 121-114. The young Hawks have struggled this season, but they managed to previously beat the Cavs 117-115 on Nov. 5. Throughout the matchup, the Hawks showed…

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