Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’

Atlanta Hawks pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was the federal holiday paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and we already checked out the NBA’s spot paying tribute to barrier breakers. But down in Atlanta, MLK Day has always had a special meaning, as Atlanta was Dr. King’s hometown and his base of operations; today he is buried just a few miles from Philips Arena and downtown Atlanta.

The Hawks play each year on MLK Day, and yesterday they used the pregame introductions to pay a special tribute to Dr. King using their 3D court projection system and a full gospel choir made up from people from a number of different churches to sing the player introductions. Really well done, Hawks…


VIDEO: Hawks intros

The NBA pays tribute to Barrier Breakers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA will celebrate Monday’s national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a dozen games, including 4 nationally televised match-ups. And in advance of the day, today the NBA debuted this terrific new spot, which celebrates the NBA’s history of barrier breakers…


VIDEO: Barrier breakers

Biyombo To Harden: Not In My House!

by Zettler Clay IV

On the day where America remembers a shining icon, the Rockets visited Charlotte for a matinee affair against the hapless Bobcats. Though “hapless” is relative, because the Rockets aren’t exactly lighting the league on fire either, losing seven straight heading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Even still, you would think the ‘Cats would be a welcome sight, eh? Not if Bismack Biyombo has anything to do with it.
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For good measure, James Harden’s backcourt mate Jeremy Lin got some too.
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Wait! He wasn’t done with Harden just yet:
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Seven blocks in total, all coming against Harden (five) and Lin (two). Though it didn’t lead to a win for the Bobcats, Biyombo’s name just increased in font on opposing team’s scouting report.

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