Atlanta Hawks pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr. with new jerseys

The NBA has made a point to promote racial equality. Following the uprising that occurred after the killing of George Floyd, the league permitted players to wear powerful statements, such as “Black Lives Matter,” “Vote” and “Equality” on the back of each jersey. The Atlanta Hawks took things a step further by honoring Atlanta native […]

How the Atlanta Hawks, Lil Duval celebrated HBCU Night

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 […]

Trae Young goes off for 50 points as ‘Quavo Night’ takes over Atlanta (video)

At 21, Trae Young already stands as an NBA superstar. The second-year point guard for the Atlanta Hawks had a stellar night during his first game after the 2020 NBA All-Star break. Young scored a career-high 50 points against the Miami Heat on Thursday, Feb. 20. During the game, Young dazzled with long-range jumpers and […]

Atlanta Hawks impact 90 girls at Lady Ballers clinic

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 […]

Why Trae Young being named NBA’s MVP may not be far-fetched

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 […]

Melissa Proctor is a force to be reckoned with in the sports industry

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 […]

How the NBA 2K League has become a lucrative business

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 […]

LeBron James viciously taunted by Hawks’ fans chanting, ‘Kobe’s better’

Atlanta Hawks fans nagged LeBron James with comparisons to Kobe Bryant as the team faced-off against the L.A. Lakers. During the first quarter of the game, James attempted a free-throw as Hawks fans loudly chanted “Kobe’s better!” The NBA’s most talented player missed the free-throw causing the sold-out crowd at State Farm Arena in Atlanta […]

How the Atlanta Hawks honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 […]

Rae Sremmurd ‘swangs’ with Atlanta Hawks’ fans during special performance

Rae Sremmurd ended 2018 with a special performance at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The hip-hop duo, who inspired the viral mannequin challenge in 2016, gave Atlanta Hawks fans a night to remembers as the team defeated the Cleveland Cavs in a close game on Saturday, Dec. 29. Group members Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee performed […]

Win 2 free tickets to see the Atlanta Hawks take on the Boston Celtics

The Atlanta Hawks will be competing for a win against the Boston Celtics on November 23, 2018 at The State Farm Arena in Atlanta GA. Enter for a chance to win two free tickets to watch the game live. For a chance to win you must: Be signed up for Rolling out’s newsletter. Submit a […]

Atlanta Hawks home opener features Future, Killer Mike’s swag, and close win

Although the 2018-19 season is only two weeks old, the Atlanta Hawks home opener had the feel of a closely-contested playoff game. The game took place in front of a sold out crowd at the newly renovated State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. It’s an arena that has $192 million of renovations and caters to […]

Vince Carter discusses playing in the NBA beyond 40

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 […]

Atlanta Hawks and Sharecare collaborate for 1st festival and 3 vs. 3 tourney

“We all want to be healthy, and sometimes we have to be reminded.” –Steve Koonin, CEO of  Atlanta Hawks Staying fit can be a challenging task, especially with hectic schedules. However, the Atlanta Hawks and Sharecare won’t allow people to forget the importance of their health and well-being. On Saturday, April 14 at Central Park, […]

Atlanta Hawks team up with Crown Royal to honor military veterans

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). […]

Jeezy previews new album ‘Pressure,’ performs at Atlanta Hawks game

Jeezy has always represented the essence of Atlanta. So it was a perfect match when the rapper teamed up with the Atlanta Hawks to introduce new merchandise, perform live, and preview his new album, Pressure. This all took place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Dec. 15 as the Hawks took on the Detroit […]

LeBron James and Cavs stop rallying Hawks to win 10 straight

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 fight […]