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Jamal to Ryan

Clippers now…

[ED. NOTE: If the Clippers and the Heat face each other in the Finals I hope they just let them have a dunk contest during overtime]

Unfortunately, this was a miss. Goodnight Atlanta. You were maybe the 2nd most pleasant surprise of the post-season. (Grizzlies)

Unfortunately, this was a miss. Goodnight Atlanta. You were maybe the 2nd most pleasant surprise of the post-season. (Grizzlies)

Everything about this shot was pure Jamal Crawford. 
With under 30 seconds left in a 1-point game Atlanta was up and Orlando chose not to foul. Jamal, who lives for moments like these, decided to end the game in the only way he knows how, an incredible yet brainless banked 3-pointer from 30 feet out. 
My favorite part of all of this was the behind the back with the dribble he tossed in there for absolutely no reason at all (except for the fact that he is Jamal Crawford).
Fancy stuff. 
By the way, don’t forget to check out Evan’s tumblr, litandbasketball, where basketball meets literary classics. It’s a fresh take on basketball. 
-@Suga_Shane
litandbasketball:


Most things are predestined, but some are just darn sheer luck.

- Lucy M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Everything about this shot was pure Jamal Crawford. 

With under 30 seconds left in a 1-point game Atlanta was up and Orlando chose not to foul. Jamal, who lives for moments like these, decided to end the game in the only way he knows how, an incredible yet brainless banked 3-pointer from 30 feet out. 

My favorite part of all of this was the behind the back with the dribble he tossed in there for absolutely no reason at all (except for the fact that he is Jamal Crawford).

Fancy stuff. 

By the way, don’t forget to check out Evan’s tumblr, litandbasketball, where basketball meets literary classics. It’s a fresh take on basketball. 

-@Suga_Shane

litandbasketball:

Most things are predestined, but some are just darn sheer luck.

- Lucy M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Hi, gotta make this quick because flying to Atlanta for research study on prefrontal cortex inside Jamal Crawford’s brain to see if it has ability to reason the limits of possibility, okay bai bye.

~SlapClap

NBA Off Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

The city of Atlanta recently said good bye to Bobby Cox, the long time manager of the Braves. In his 20 plus year gear with the Braves, Cox earned the nickname of “America’s Bridesmaid,” due to his inability to take the Braves to the next level. Of course, we could apply to the same tag to the Atlanta Hawks. Not that the Hawks haven’t gone to the big dance and choked on the biggest stage, but they just seem to fade away after the second round. Perhaps, the best way to describe the current Hawks squad is that the team is a lot like a hoarder. There is a desire to change and make progression, but once the squad is put the test of making a grand change, they just can’t throw that sweaty old headband.

Look at the 2010 playoffs, after struggling to defeat the upstart and Andrew Bogut-less Milwaukee Bucks, the Hawks just threw their hands up and rolled over for the Orlando Magic. The Hawks didn’t even make it interesting. They couldn’t get past that struggle with the Bucks and were content to wallow in their own mediocrity.

After re-signing Joe Johnson for an absurd amount of money and hiring a new coach (Larry Drew), the Hawks seemed poised to do what?

Well, players like Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, and Al Horford will have great individual numbers and be really great for your fantasy team.

Perhaps new coach Larry Drew will provide more motivation than the Hawks’ last coach, Michael Woodson who infamously decided to shave off his eyebrows before playing the Houston Rockets last season. Granted, the move inspired the team in the regular season, but they still shat the bed in the playoffs. Drew is inheriting a consistent regular season team and maybe it’ll take an entire body waxing to push the Hawks to the Eastern Conference finals.

Here’s the deal, the Hawks will a good regular season team this year; probably the fifth or sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, but can they become a playoff team this year? Will they just shrug their shoulders and say, “ehhhh, we know we’re going to lose to the Celtics/Magic/Bulls in the first round…so, let’s just plan our vacation instead.”

Predictions & Fun Stuff

  • Josh Smith will dunk so hard that he will create a rift in the time space continuum
  • Did you know back up center Zaca Pachulia raps? He does.
  • Twitter: @zaza27, @langwhitaker
  • Site: Peachtree Hoops

And for no good reason, here’s a “Thriller” remake/spoof featuring the Atlanta Hawks’ mascot:

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