Posts Tagged ‘Harry The Hawk’

Can someone check on the Atlanta Hawks mascot?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At one point during last night’s Game 2 of the series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics, the Hawks’ mascot, Harry, took a stroll through the stands, as a mascot may do from time to time. Except Harry, being less than human, chose to walk along a railing instead of the floor, which in hindsight was probably his first mistake. It may also have been his last mistake…

A complete history of Robin Lopez fighting mascots

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week we saw what happened when Atlanta mascot Harry the Hawk faced off against Portland’s Robin Lopez. But because we want the “Inside Stuff,” NBA TV’s Kristen Ledlow went behind the scenes on Lopez vs. stuffing, and got the true story on why Robin Lopez had hates mascots so much.


VIDEO: RoLo Inside

Robin Lopez loses staring contest to Harry the Hawk, reacts poorly

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As we’ve noted many, many times before, Portland center Robin Lopez has a long-standing (and hilarious) anti-mascot policy. This did not escape the notice of Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk, who recently publicly announced he was ready for RoLo when the Blazers visited Atlanta.

Well, the reckoning came last weekend as the Blazers visited Atlanta, where Harry the Hawk organized a group of pro-mascot protesters to greet Lopez, and then challenged RoLo to a staring contest. (Side note: Should you be allowed to be in a staring contest if you don’t have working eyelids?)


VIDEO: Harry vs Robin

Harry the Hawk gives you the Uptown Funk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — “Uptown Funk” is the new single from Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. Here is Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk giving his performance of the song. I was exhausted just watching this video…


VIDEO: Harry Uptown Funk

Harry the Hawk looks for love on Tinder

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night, for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the red-hot Atlanta Hawks hosted what they call “Swipe Right Night.” This was based around the popular dating app Tinder. (At least, I’m told it’s popular. I’m married so I, ahem, wouldn’t know much about Tinder. But hey, YOLO.)

Anyway, in honor of Tinder night, the Hawks produced this video showing their mascot Harry the Hawk looking for love via Tinder. And oh does he comes close! But eventually, as you’ll see below, the silly string has to be deployed. Shoulda swiped left, Harry.


VIDEO: Harry on Tinder

Harry the Hawk stands up for mascots, challenges Robin Lopez

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just yesterday we examined the disturbing serial hatred Portland center Robin Lopez has for mascots all over the NBA. Well, one NBA mascot has seen enough and has thrown down a public comically oversized gauntlet to Lopez. Atlanta’s Harry the Hawk posted the following video to Instagram last night, showing that he’s ready for Lopez when Portland rolls into Atlanta on January 30. That may be over a month away, but the anticipation is building.

You don't bully mascots and get away with it, Robin Lopez!

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The NBA takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Jeff Case


VIDEO: GameTime: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm the last few weeks and according to alsa.org, the campaign has raised immense awareness for ALS (which stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Here’s more from the ALSA:

In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours.

Between July 29 and today, August 12, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. The ALS Association is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from those people who have been doused, made a donation, or both. Contributions further The Association’s mission to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease.

“We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” said Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative.”

With only about half of the general public knowledgeable about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference. Since July 29, The Association has welcomed more than 70,000 new donors to the cause.

Everyone from celebrities to, perhaps, some of your friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are challenging each other to dump a bucket of ice-cold water on themselves to further awareness of ALS. That list of participants includes NBA players, who have taken on (or doled out) the Ice Bucket Challenge, too. Here’s Michael Jordan, Team USA, Kevin DurantBradley Beal, John Wall, Damian Lillard, J.R. Smith and more taking the plunge:


VIDEO: MJ Ice Bucket

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Hawks Cheerleaders Cover Miley Cyrus

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There are certain things you have to hear when you’re at an NBA game — announcements from the home team to the crowd about basic services and rules. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. The Atlanta Hawks already kicked up their pre-game announcements a few months back by setting them to the tune of Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines.” Their latest video covers similar ground, but is set to Miley Cyrus‘s “Wrecking Ball,” replete with a lip-synching cameo from legendary Hawk Dominique Wilkins, as well as a pixellated Harry the Hawk swinging on a wrecking ball.


VIDEO: Wrecking Hawk

Atlanta Hawks Blur Lines

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Before every NBA game in every NBA arena, fans are presented with a brief announcement detailing some of the rules and expectations. It’s known as the code of conduct, and it’s mostly expected information. In most arenas, this is presented in a straightforward and dry way. This season, however, the Atlanta Hawks have taken the song of the summer, “Blurred Lines,” and used their PA announcer and local radio host Ryan Cameron, along with mascot Harry the Hawk and the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders to make their announcement a bit more unique…


VIDEO: Atlanta Hawks Blurred Lines