OK, so maybe it won’t be so easy

 

Here's Dwayne Wade buried the Hawks Wednesday, hitting one of his six three-pointers on the way to 33 points.

Here's how Dwyane Wade buried the Hawks, hitting one of his six three-point shots on the way to 33 points. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

It’s so easy to get drunk off one game, isn’t it?

A young team runs and defends like a title contender, Josh Smith looks like some lab creation, Dwyane Wade looks just ordinary — suddenly you find yourself drifting and wondering: “Can LeBron handle this in the next round?”

Welcome to sobriety.

If what happened Wednesday night wasn’t a market correction, it at least was a wakeup call for everybody. It won’t be easy. It won’t short. And any assumptions that seemingly could be drawn after one game were blown to bits in Game 2.

Three days after crushing Miami by 26 points, the Hawks were dropped by the Heat 108-93 to even the playoff series at one humbling apiece.

  Nothing went right. Even “Spirit” the hawk (the real one) got loose early in the game, and circled the arena a few times, moving from scoreboard to backboard before returning to his handler.

As far as we know, at least the bird did not leave behind any reminders of his visit. The human Hawks? Different story.

“I think we were a little too comfortable out there,” Al Horford said. “I really didn’t see that sense of urgency from our team, starting with me and going down the line.”

A defense that held the Heat to 64 points and 36.6 percent shooting in the first game was shredded Wednesday for 55.6 shooting, including 15 three-pointers.

Wade? He was back to being something north of mortal: 33 points, including 6-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. He buried a Hawks comeback attempt with 2:36 left when he banked home a trey with Joe Johnson hanging all over him as the shot clock expired, making it 101-91.

What the Hawks saw from Wade on Wednesday was the real thing. Game 1 was the aberration. Coach Erik Spoelstra downplayed defensive adjustments and player rotations before the game, saying: “None of that matters. You can drop-kick that out the door if you don’t come with any intensity.”

Wade did just that. He spoke earlier about how difficult it was replaying Game 1 in his head and watching tape for three days, waiting for Game 2. “It’s tough, but at least it gives you a chance to work on some things,” he said.

On game night, he came out to the court early to shoot at 5 p.m. for an 8 p.m. game. Spoelstra said he walked into the locker room later and saw some teammates talking and laughing.

“He told everyone to shut up and get their minds on the game,” he said.

The Hawks could’ve used such a wakeup call. Game 1 was so lopsided — Miami led for only 26 seconds at 2-0 and trailed by 20 points at halftime — that it was easy to forget the Heat won nearly as many games (43) as the Hawks (47) this season.

Game 2 recap: the Hawks led at 3-2. That’s it. A defense that held Miami to 36.6 percent shooting and 4-of-23 shooting from 3-point range in Game 1 was shredded in Game 2.

The Hawks trailed by 13 at halftime and as many as 18 late in the third. They rallied to get it back to single digits but never got closer than five (96-91). Then Udonis Haslem made a jumper, Wade banked home his three from Marietta, and that was it.

The home-court advantage that the Hawks worked for six months to get: gone. Miami can win this series by sweeping three at home. But given the diametric results of Games 1 and 2, that’s a dangerous assumption.

As is any assumption.

Jeff Schultz can be reached via email (jschultz@ajc.com), Facebook, Tweeter (SchultzAJC) or carrier pigeon (make a right off 400).

115 comments Add your comment

Snowman

April 23rd, 2009
12:04 am

The two guards hit 6 3’s a piece, the one, Dwayne Wade you expect…the other Cook, c’mon? He was on fire!!!…And you said it best, those two late jumpers by Haslem broke their back not to mention the 3 pt. bank shot by DWade late.

I was proud of the way the Hawks fought through it all and cut it to 5 with 4 minutes to go and DWade with 5 fouls. I really thought we were going to win!!!…

We’ll get ‘em back in Miami…series on!!!…Go Hawks…I love NBA Playoff Basketball!!!

Anthony

April 23rd, 2009
12:16 am

3 things. You gotta make free throws. Get offensive rebounds. Joe Johnson has got to play team basketball. He is forcing shots, turning the ball over and not passing to the open man. Another thing. Where was the attacking defense and intensity. What ya think?

SlimG

April 23rd, 2009
12:39 am

Look, they didn’t miss and we played bad. Get over it. We’ll still win the series in 6. What happened to Marvin late?I know he took a hard foul.

gusman354

April 23rd, 2009
12:51 am

hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. THE HEAT IS ON .

joel

April 23rd, 2009
12:56 am

Wow, Jeff, do you proof read you column before you post it?

PD

April 23rd, 2009
1:18 am

Jeff you jackass the 1st round configuration 2-2-1-1-1.
How can their be a sweep in Miami?

Connie Lingous

April 23rd, 2009
1:35 am

Hawks need a coach. It’s not complicated.

byron

April 23rd, 2009
1:37 am

PD is right….jeff you are behind the times my friend!

Jeff Schultz

April 23rd, 2009
1:46 am

## PD and Byron — (Yes, I’m still up.) Heat can still sweep three home games and not have to come back to Atlanta for a game 7 — does that make it clearer? I never wrote the three games in Miami will be played consecutively.

welikebaseball2

April 23rd, 2009
2:05 am

Just a extraordinary shooting night by the Heat. Mark my words, they will not shoot like that in game 3. Sure, Woodson could’ve done more to get the ball out of Wade’s hands. I mean, the Heat seemingly doubled Joe everytime he touched the ball. A double on Wade might have made a difference but with Cook hitting 6 3’s, you just have to tip your hat. I still like Atlanta in 6.

Harry

April 23rd, 2009
2:18 am

Got to split these next two in Miami. Jeff Schultz = states the obvious

David Smith

April 23rd, 2009
3:29 am

We really dropped the ball with this loss tonight.I was hoping to see us go into miami up 2-0 and having a huge mental edge over the heat.Instead, we played right into their hands by taking ill-advised shots and not defending the perimeter allowing wade and cook to make 6 three pointers apiece.I’m hoping these guys will win at least one game in front of a raucous arena full of heat fans.(maybe harry the hawk, skyhawk, the sky squad and the star of the night…..SPIRIT THE HAWK!!!!!).

Edo River

April 23rd, 2009
5:29 am

If you can get drunk after one beer. I pity the party you go to. Did anyone really think the first game of a possible 7 game series was the real deal? Come on. This isn’t to say it is or it isn’t. I used to teach statistics and I have never heard of any sample size of 1.

Mitch

April 23rd, 2009
6:52 am

Actually, I agree with what Jeff said. The Hawks absolutely looked like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Games One and Two. After Game One, one could think “They’ll sweep Miami in four”. After last night, one has to think “Can the Hawks even win?”.

The analysis I heard before this series said that this ie expected to be a long series. This being the four vs five seeded teams, it isn’t like you have the Number One seeded Cavs against the Eighth seed, where the talent level is hugely different. Both the Hawks and Heat have major strengths, and major weaknesses. However, the Hawks don’t have Dewayne Wade. Last night proved that Wade is as explosive as Kobe, or as Jordan was in his time.

Simply put, for the Hawks to get back in this series, they must contain Wade. If he plays like he did last night, Miami will win the series.

I think that the Hawks will regroup, and will play better in Miami. Atlanta still has a good chance to win. tied 1-1 is anybody’s game, but they must contain Wade more effectively, and make their free throws, to take back control of this series.

Mitch

Greg Ryan

April 23rd, 2009
6:56 am

same ole hawks. same ole braves, same ole falcons. Atlanta is the worst sports town.. I wish I could move to Gainesville FL to watch the gators. Titletown USA baby!

Randy Whittman

April 23rd, 2009
7:12 am

At least D. Wade, to his credit, didn’t try to act like his shot was anything but lucky

Zack

April 23rd, 2009
7:25 am

We need to get Joe into the game more often, I know he had foul trouble that was questionable at best but if we go back to the way we played in game one were in good shape, joe and josh in the mid 20’s and 4 others in double figures. I think we had 6 guys in double figures but ill keep stating the obvious… the heat will NOT shoot like that and 99 times out of 100 d wade doesnt hit a fall away 3 with joe all over him

vava74

April 23rd, 2009
7:34 am

The team’s spirit was broken by the officiating right in the begining of the game, then other problems emerged.

Miami was getting away with all the contact they wanted and we kept getting whistled for everything.

Try and play basketball when every single contact you make is called a foul and you’ll see that you will never get into the right defensive rhythm.

Cook is the current 3-point shootout champion: you cannot think that he will always have bad shooting nights!

chris

April 23rd, 2009
7:39 am

The Hawks play on emotion, which will always lead to dramatic swings in their results. If you want to win a championship, you have to be able to win without relying on emotion, because no one can be “jacked up” every night. You have to be more machine-like, like the Patriots, Lakers, etc.

Truth-Serum

April 23rd, 2009
7:41 am

HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER,HAWKS NEED A CENTER!!!!!!

Truth-Serum

April 23rd, 2009
7:42 am

HAWKS NEED A CENTER,

Truth-Serum

April 23rd, 2009
7:45 am

YOU WONT GO DEEP IN THE PLAYOFFS WITH OUT A CENTER. HORFORD IS A POWER FORWARD WHO IS FORCE TO START AS THE CENTER BECASUSE Z IS LAME. TEAMS EXPLOIT z AND HE IS A TURNOVER WAITING TO HAPPEN. HAWKS ARE GOOD BUT MISSING A VERY KEY PIECE. HAWKS NEED A CENTER,

Zack

April 23rd, 2009
7:49 am

well you cant really blame the outcome on officiating, wait till we get to miami (wade county) were gonna have to fight throught that and pull one out of the next 2

mullet13

April 23rd, 2009
8:05 am

Game 2 simply demonstrated something the Hawks have done all season, which is fail to bring the intensity and focus to every game. Hawks forward Josh Smith said. “We didn’t star the game with a sense of urgency like we did in the first game,” We also didn’t play together.” I’ve noticed this exact type of response from players all season (all Woodson era for that matter), and it points to ineffective coaching. I hope the Hawks take the Heat series, but they’ll never go far under Woodson.

ProudTechFan

April 23rd, 2009
8:32 am

First of all don’t blame officiating, thats a lame excuse. Both teams got calls, and we werent making our freethrows, which we have struggled with all year. Secondly, if you really watched and analyze the game you’ll realize that we got beat by a streaky shooting spree. Sometimes teams get hot. I give the Heat credit, they made some ajustments to get their shooters open and when D-Wade starts draining 3’s, you knew his game was gonna bust open. I look at this loss two ways with good news and bad news. The bad news is they hit 15 3 pointers, thats almost 40% of their total points. The good news is they hit 15 3 pointers, they had to hit a bunch of jumpers to beat us. How often does a team hit that many 3’s to win a series. We still get points in the paint which opens up the 3 pointer for our guys. When a team starts relying on the 3, it spells nothing but disaster. I think we can win one in Miami, which is all its gonna take and be right back in the drivers seat for the series.

Fred

April 23rd, 2009
8:35 am

FalconUGAFan

April 23rd, 2009
8:37 am

Greg Ryan,

Bye.

oldmike

April 23rd, 2009
8:42 am

2 things caught my eye. 1, as mentioned above – no intensity, no sense of urgency. If they expect to win the series they will have to play every game like it is the 4th quarter 1 minute mark and the game is tied. 2 – it’s apparent that TBS and the entire national media for that matter wants the Heat to advance because then the precious Wade gets to playu more. Could a telecast have been any more one sided? ESPN gave the Hawks about 2 seconds coverage Monday after their win and then did 2 sidebars on the Heat this morning – one on Wade. Of course most nights the Hawks don’t make any highlights on Sports Center.

oldmike

April 23rd, 2009
8:42 am

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STRETCH

April 23rd, 2009
9:04 am

oldmike….Its clear ESPN is biased and TBS of all networks appear to have been that way last night as well. But thats going to happen. The HAWKS are NOT ready yet. When these HAWKS group up and start to beat up on some of the big name teams, then you’ll see ESPN come crawling. But for now, first or second round and out. Some things that are very obvious though:

1. Get a real coach!!! The HAWKS offense was once again predictable.
2. Joe Johnson is a STAR….Dywane Wade is a SUPERSTAR!
3. The HAWKS missed tons of free throws (JJ missed 4 in the first quarter alone!) It still baffles me that a million dollar profressional ball player cant hit free throws but demands top dollar! Are you kidding me??!!
4. They didnt even try and guard the 3 point line at all last night.
5. I know there are some true fans out there, but last night after the break i was watching as some people were up waving towels but a majority were just sitting and looking around. Atlanta professional sports fans are ther worst i have ever seen. Got a long way to go people!

Ben

April 23rd, 2009
9:08 am

PD and byron, READING FAIL. As for me, you got me Jeff. I was completely drunk on the Kool-Aid from Game 1. I am now sober. These Hawks may still win this series but that’s as far as they’ll go.

Eric

April 23rd, 2009
9:16 am

I was at the game last night and could not have been more disappointed in the way we played. As a fan of the Hawks, I can handle getting beaten in hard fought game. But the Hawks were outplayed in every aspect of that game last night. We didn’t hustle, we didn’t play team ball, we were outcoached, and most importantly, we didn’t play defense. Our season long criticized D was at its worst last night. And with all due respect to Josh Smith, he can be one of the most athletic and exciting players in the league, but he allowed Michael Beasley and Udonis Haslem to really make a difference last night. Dwyane Wade is Dwyane Wade. He is phenomenal. But the fact that we allowed Jemario Moon and DeQuan Cook and other role players to put an exclamation point on that game last night and ruin all momentum we potentially could have had headed to Miami is disheartening. Joe Johnson and Josh Smith need to stop dribbling in the lane with their heads down and start moving the ball. And Flip Murray and Mo Evans have got to step up with Marvin’s injury obviously still playing a factor. Yeah, Miami couldn’t miss. But there’s a pretty good reason for that. If you’re slow getting around screens and lazy playing man defense, you will get torn apart by a team with four, maybe even five, very solid outside shooters. For all of you who don’t recall, DeQuan Cook won this year 3-point contest. Dwyane Wade is a superstar and possibly this year’s MVP. Michael Beasley was one of college basketball’s best players last year. And James Jones and Jemario Moon will knock down open shots. Contain them on the perimeter and you will win the game. We were too content and comfortable after game 1 and figured that Miami would just lay down. I hope this was a wake up call because if the Hawks come out flat in Miami, it’ll be a lot worse than a 15 point loss. A 26 point smackdown four nights ago is a distant memory. Miami gets to go back home with mission accomplished.

Terrible Truth

April 23rd, 2009
9:22 am

Atlanta basketball died when they traded Sweet Lou.

David

April 23rd, 2009
9:22 am

Ok, how can you not blame one part of the game loss on officiating? If your players are in foul trouble obviously they are going to back off slightly. And the way the heat were driving in the lanes that’s all they needed. Yes, they came out with no intensity and played like the game was already theirs. But, if they called the game this bad, I can only imagine what its going to be like in Miami. Paul pierce would be proud of the way Dwayne was running into players trying to draw a call..There is no excuse for the wide open shots the rest of the team was taking throughout the game. I don’t mind wade scoring a bunch as long as his teammates score little…that’s a victory any day. Which was almost proven if the hawks could have made some shots with 8 minutes to go. I believe it was 4 trips down the offensive side of the court with no basket. When you are down 7….thats where they blew it. PS…MAKE YOUR FREE THROWS J..J…J…JOE. Hawks still have the better team and I believe they will win the series nonetheless….oh ya…ATL we have the worst fans…we just sit there and do nothing as game goes on….and we can’t even make it out to a playoff game when we probably have the cheapest tickets out of any team in the playoffs right now…wake up you boring Atlanta people!

leggomyeggo

April 23rd, 2009
9:43 am

Looks like the zebras found their whistles last night. I know its the “Unwritten Commandment of the NBA”, but it still irritates me… DWade, and other highly marketed superstars, gets the calls from the refs, and when that’s happening it becomes next to impossible to win against them. I know, it’s part of the game so you just learn to lump it, but it still ticks me off. The Heat are a mediocre team at best, but with Wade (who’s a fantastic player, no doubt), and the NBA’s penchant for giving ‘the benefit of the doubt’ to star players its gonna be an uphill battle for the Hawks that i’m not feeling to great about right now. Those ticky-tack calls out on the perimeter they were giving Wade were just uncalled for in a playoff atmosphere. Without the benefit of a real good memory, i can still recall a one against Mo Evans, Flip Murray and one against Joe Johnson that were very, very, VERY borderline calls that i feel were BS calls, especially in the playoffs. Many of you will say, But he only had what, 10pts or so off of free throws? True. Around one third, one fourth of his scoring total. But what else did it give them? An extended stay for Joe Johnson on the bench for one. An open invitation to drive the lane for another. Josh cannot meet people at the rim with the fear of drawing his fourth foul in the middle of the third, so him and everyone else has to play down. I know that it wasn’t as bad as it could be; we’ve all seen it where it’s been much worse, and that offensive foul they called on Wade late when driving against a planted Bibby is an example. But by then the Hawks were on the outside looking in. If the calls go that way in our own house, just pay attention to how things go down around South Beach. Remember Wade pouting in game one? I know exactly what he was pouting about and everyone else does too. He wasn’t getting the calls. My belief is honestly Wade can’t win without them and it’s also my belief the Hawks rarely get those kinds of calls on their behalf. I know we’ve all heard comments by the TV analysts (that is, if you actually watch the Hawks during the regular season as i do) that Joe Johnson needs to learn to complain to refs more. Really? Whine, complain, moan, be a baby and get yourself the calls you should be getting? A very poor state of affairs i’d say, but that’s the way it is i guess… Still pulling for the guys. We are the better team.
GO HAWKS

The Truth

April 23rd, 2009
9:43 am

The Hawks are charlatans and y’all know it. Even if they were to beat the Heat, which they won’t, there is a snowball’s chance in hell that they will take down LeBron and the Cavs. D-Wade is the real deal and Kincaid can suck it. Everyone has off nights and there was no point in Wade killing himself in the 2nd half of an obvious blowout in Game 1. All they needed was one win in ATL and they got it. Heat in 6.

Shocked, Bitter Cry Baby Live from Atlanta

April 23rd, 2009
9:50 am

IT’S SO UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!! THE REFS KEPT GLIDING IN ALL THOSE WADE 3s! SO CHEAP!!!!!!!!

WHY CAN’T THE REFS HELP JJ’s 3s GO IN!?!?!?!?!?!?

I SWEAR, WADE IS ONLY GOOD BECAUSE OF THE REFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DeeMack

April 23rd, 2009
9:50 am

Listen, one thing you ATL Hawks fans have to remember, do not get excited about your FIRST win! You do it all the time and talk smack too soon. When there is a series in the NBA, it usually goes down to the wire. Did you ATL folks really think the Hawks were going to blow out the Heat again in Game 2? The officiating is always bad in Atlanta, but usually go the way of the Hawks. This time the fouls were too obvious and could not be overlooked. Stop using the officiating as an excuse! Game tied 1-1 heading to Miami Beach. Who turned up the Heat you ask? Miami did. GO HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheHawksFan

April 23rd, 2009
9:52 am

You could see this coming a MILE away. Yeah the Heat wanted to control the TEMPO and they did. No better way to do it than to get about 7 BS calls from the refs in the 1st 12 mins of the game. Thats why there was no D like in game 1. I can just hear the phone call Pat Riley made to David Stern after Sunday nights game. Im willing to bet words like Refs Superstar MVP Economy South Beach Sellouts TV ratings
Ticket sales hand checking were used over and over again. All that said, the Hawks can still win this series. It will take skin thick as leather though AND…. SOMEONE in this City has to stick up for the HAWKS. This Team .. Coaches and players get bashed at every turn from the TV {WSB} to the Paper to the HAWKS own damn Website{links to foul crap all over the place}. Correct that then we can work on High pick and rolls motion offense screen jumpshots weak side Defense perimeter D Playing through BAD calls damnnnn( YOU CANT STOP playing because you didnt get a CALL and scream at the ref) and in game adjusments(player not haveing good STUFF getting the HOOK). There are no surprises with the Hawks. We run ,we win. We Defend, we win. Plain and simple. GOOOO HAWKS!!!!!!

Shocked, Bitter Cry Baby Live from Atlanta

April 23rd, 2009
10:02 am

DID ANYONE SEE WHEN THE REF WAS SITTING ON TOP OF THE BASKET? HE KEPT KNOCKING IN ALL THOSE WADE 3s!!!! THEY WERE ALL WAY, WAY OFF BUT THAT DAMN REF KEPT KNOCKING THEM IN!!!! SO UNFAIR!!! HE LOOKED LIKE AN EVIL LEPRECHAUN, JUST KNOCKING IN SHOTS THAT HAD NO BUSINESS GOING IN. HE KEPT GIGGLING, AND GIGGLING!!!

THE HEAT PLAYED REALLY WELL, THE HAWKS PLAYED MIND-NUMBINGLY BAD! THE REFS MADE THAT HAPPEN!!! THE REFS I TELLS YA!! THE REFS!! WE DON’T HAVE SUPERSTAR SO WE MUST CRRRYYYYYY UNTIL WE DO. BLAME THE REFS! THE HAWKS DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY HALFCOURT BASKETBALL = THE REFS!!

THE HEAT MAY BE THE BETTER TEAM, BUT THE HAWKS ARE DUMBER! THANKS TO THE REFS!!!!

SAY IT WITH ME ATLANTA – THE REFS, THE REFS, WADE 3s, THE REFS, Poor decision by Josh, THE REFS, THE REFS!

WHEN THE HAWKS LOSE IT’S BECAUSE OF THE REFS! END OF DISCUSSION.

Eric

April 23rd, 2009
10:11 am

From my eyes, we were never in this one. We didn’t make Wade work and we missed easy shots. On another note, it’s always bothered me a little that they let a wild animal fly around in Philips and last night I was reminded why. As that poor bird sat on top of the scoreboard and the goal, I was angry that the handler was nowhere to be seen and the officials couldn’t postpone the game for a few minutes to let somebody deal with the creature. The noise and lights in the place was enough to disorient any animal and people using camera flashes right in the bird’s eyes was maddening. Let’s stick to the stupid human tricks in the future.

Shocked, Bitter Cry Baby Live from Atlanta

April 23rd, 2009
10:12 am

(Reporter) – Hey there, Hawks fan. Please share your thoughts on why the Heat were able to control the tempo of the game and force the Hawks into playing halfcourt basketball which is there weakness?

(Hawks Fan) – The refs.

(Reporter) – Why did the Heat shoot so well? How did Wade and Cook get so many open looks?

(Hawks Fan) – David Stern.

(Reporter) – Don’t you think you’re taking this “conspiracy theory” a little to far?

(Hawks Fan) – Absolutely not! After Game 1 I was 110% sure the Hawks were going to sweep this pathetic Heat team. Then Game 2 happened. The Heat suddenly unbecame a pathetic team and completely dictated the game. I’m shocked, bitter, and confused. I don’t know what else to say but: the refs & david stern. SO BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!

Spirit The Hawk: UNLEASHED!!!

April 23rd, 2009
10:13 am

Nice to see all the Miami fans back after they went missing after Game 1’s ass-kicking.

The one that showed up on Monday at least had some class.

The rest waited 3 days…how fitting! If Game 3 doesn’t sell out, never post here again ;)

South Beach Tranny Police

April 23rd, 2009
10:17 am

We’re not saying the refs are the only reason the Hawks lost last night. Last night, the Hawks were playing against the Heat, the refs, AND the Hawks!!

When was the last time Miami DIDN’T have a star player? Either you have a short memory (did Miami get favorable calls during that 15-win season?), or you’re a Wade-era fan that doesn’t know how the NBA really works.

DeeMack

April 23rd, 2009
10:18 am

No, Shultz my boy, OK, so maybe it won’t be so easy. Did you really believe that? I mean, be honest, from the gut, did you really, really believe that? You ATL Hawks fans are some, crying, whining, complaining fans and you do it so well. I see you do it all the time, with the Falcons, Braves, Thrashers and Hawks. I think I know what it is, though. A national championship is missing since the Braves back in what, 1994? The problem with the Braves is you need to get rid of that good ole boy whose time has ended and bring some youth in there. You all are DYING to be champions that’s why it has not materialized yet. Here is some advice, ATL sports fans are to wishy-washy and loose hope at the drop of a hat. Stop complaining and start cheering your teams onto victory, win or lose.

Shocked, Bitter Cry Baby Live from Atlanta

April 23rd, 2009
10:22 am

At least the Miami fans don’t cry and make excuses when their team loses.

J.J.M.

April 23rd, 2009
10:26 am

lol we lose one game and everybody jumps off the wagon. same fake fans…i still have love for my hawks. we will bounce back and win the series

Shocked, Bitter Cry Baby Live from Atlanta

April 23rd, 2009
10:28 am

THE REFS ARE SO UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!

WADE ONLY MADE THOSE 6 THREES BECAUSE OF THE REFS!!!

Najeh Davenpoop

April 23rd, 2009
10:32 am

Yeah, because they know their team sucks.

David

April 23rd, 2009
10:38 am

Shocked, the “joke” is getting kind of old….