1. NBA Free Agency: LeBron James Should Sign With the Boston Celtics

    The news that Paul Pierce was going to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics probably hit some devout Celtics' fans hard. However, Pierce opting out actually makes the Celtics a big time player in the Lebron James sweepstakes.

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 1,392 reads 20 comments

  2. 2010 NBA Draft Results: Bumpy Ride for the Atlanta Hawks

    The 2010 NBA Draft just concluded, and it was a bumpy ride for the Atlanta Hawks and their fans. One minute you are wondering what GM Rick Sund is doing...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 2,909 reads 5 comments

  3. 2010 NBA Draft: Who Should the Atlanta Hawks Take?

    If you have followed the Atlanta Hawks rise over the past several years under Coach Mike Woodson, you have to be still suffering from the blitzing that the Orlando Magic put on the the Hawks in May (see above picture)...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 310 reads 0 comments

  4. Five Coaches for the 2010 Atlanta Hawks

    Mike Woodson is a solid NBA coach. The New Orleans Hornets, Chicago Bulls, or the Philadelphia 76ers would all be better teams next year under Woodson's direction...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 131 reads 9 comments

  5. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Five Things to Watch For Sunday

    Over the past 12 years, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett have been two gigantic pillars helping to hold up and increase the popularity of the NBA. Sunday could be a date when the changing of the guard becomes official...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 3,301 reads 7 comments

  6. The Curious Case Of Atlanta Hawks Forward Josh Smith

    Today, the Atlanta Hawks host the Orlando Magic in a must win situation. Game 3 finds the Hawks down 2-0 to the Magic, but the lopsided losses have made the situation seem bleak for Hawks' fans...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 366 reads 6 comments

  7. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Five Things to Watch For in Game 1 of Cavs-Celtics

    In what is sure to be a TV ratings bonanza for the NBA and TNT, the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics in the only NBA playoff game Saturday at 8 pm. Believe me, there are enough story lines for this game to keep everyone happy...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 617 reads 1 comments

  8. Atlanta Hawks: Don't Panic and Win Game Four

    Did anyone really think that the Milwaukee Bucks were going to roll over and just let the Atlanta Hawks sweep this series? The Bucks are a tough team that has overachieved all year long...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 151 reads 2 comments

  9. NBA Playoff Preview: Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat II: Is Atlanta in Trouble?

    Unfortunately for Atlanta and their fans, the Hawks are going to face the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. This series will no doubt be the most hotly contested in the Eastern Conference's opening round...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 1,061 reads 2 comments

  10. If Joe Johnson Leaves, Atlanta Hawks Should Look at Manu Ginobili

    Last Friday night, the look on Michael Jordan's face after Atlanta's Joe Johnson beat the Charlotte Bobcats with a long range jumper at the buzzer was priceless. Johnson ruined Jordan's first night as the Bobcats owner...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 1,136 reads 9 comments

  11. Atlanta Hawks: My Apologies To Josh Smith

    Dear Mr. Smith, You probably are not going to here this from a lot of fans, sports talk radio guys, bloggers, etc. but I have to say that I was wrong...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 222 reads 2 comments

  12. Joe Johnson: Top Three Reasons He Should Get Out of the ATL

    If Joe Johnson is sitting back, relaxing, and soaking in his Jacuzzi bathtub tonight like Tony in Scarface , he has to be wondering, "Why should I stay with the Atlanta Hawks for the 2010-11 ...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 1,134 reads 8 comments

  13. NBA Trade Deadline: Atlanta Hawks Should Make Play for Amar'e Stoudamire

    With the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, the Atlanta Hawks seem to be content to sit on the sidelines and go with their current roster for the rest of the 2010 season.  However, the Hawks should make a major move and trade for Amare Stoudemire...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 1,036 reads 11 comments

  14. NBA Trade Proposal: Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith for Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh

    Atlanta Hawks' GM Rick Sund needs to pursue a trade next month to bring the Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh to Atlanta. Sund must be aggressive and make a push to try and win an NBA title this season...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 172 reads 33 comments

  15. Coach Kirby Was Smart to Spurn Georgia Bulldogs

    The world of Georgia Football nation was turned on its ear yesterday when Alabama Coach Nick Saban told the assembled members of the press that Defensive Coordinator and Georgia prodigal son ...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 2,475 reads 39 comments

  16. Atlanta Hawks' Jamal Crawford Deserves All-Star Status

    After beating the Boston Celtics last night on the road, the Atlanta Hawks are now 3-0 against the Eastern Conference leading Celtics...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about over 4 years ago 739 reads 11 comments

  17. Smokin' Joe Johnson Leads Atlanta Hawks in OT Win Over Portland Blazers

    Atlanta Hawks' color analyst Dominique Wilkins said it all when he said late in the 4th quarter that "Joe Johnson was smokin'...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about almost 5 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  18. Will LeBron James Sign with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010?

    OK, this week LeBron James has made it crystal clear that he is no longer going to answer questions about his impending free agency in the huge NBA summer 2010 Lebron sweepstakes...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about almost 5 years ago 3,253 reads 2 comments

  19. 10 Observations From the Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings Game

    1. Either the traffic in Sacramento is terrible or the Kings' fans are staging a Cleveland Browns-type protest on a mid-week NBA game...

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  20. Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards: Key Matchups

    Tomorrow night, the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards square off in a big early season match up of two of the top three teams in the Southeast Division of the NBA's Eastern Conference...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about almost 5 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  21. How the Atlanta Hawks Will Win 55 Games

    The Atlanta Hawks will win 55 games this season if... ...They Learn How to Win on the Road This team only won 16 road games during the 2008-09 season. The Hawks lost all five of their road playoff games...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about almost 5 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  22. Joe Johnson Turns Down Extension Offer From the Atlanta Hawks

    Say it ain't so, Joe. According to reports, Joe Johnson has turned down the Atlanta Hawks offer of a contract extension believed to be for four years and $60 million...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 1,037 reads 5 comments

  23. Fantasy Football: Five Quick Draft Tips

    Fantasy drafts are similar to the old saying about the Thursday of a Major golf tournament. You cannot win your Fantasy League on draft night, but you might draft so badly that you are never a factor in your Fantasy League...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 2,316 reads 5 comments

  24. Atlanta Hawks: 10 Must-See Home Games Before The All-Star Game

    October 30—Washington Wizards The second game of the season shouldn't be that important, but this game is big for the Hawks. Washington is going to be the most improved team in the East in 2010...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 207 reads 2 comments

  25. Inside the Mind of Atlanta Hawks Guard Joe Johnson

    On June 1, I wrote up a very modest to-do list for Atlanta Hawks GM Rick Sund. He has taken that list to heart and has accomplished one of the best summers in the history of the Hawks franchise...

    Jack Bender Written by Jack Bender about 5 years ago 395 reads 2 comments