16 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Monday, October 14, 2013
By Micah Hart

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We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 16 days left, today’s reason is…

Dunks

I was out in Athens with the Hawks for part of training camp, and on the first day, they were running a scrimmage drill. Al Horford got a rebound on the defensive end, streaked downcourt, took off a step or so inside the free throw line, and BAM. Dropped. The. Hammer. It was thunderous, and the impact reverberated throughout the gym.

It was the kind of dunk that makes you recoil in your seat, that makes you turn to the people in your immediate proximity, even if they are strangers, to share in the “Holy crap, did you just see that?” moment.

The awesome thing about dunks is you never know when they are going to happen, but we certainly do know that they WILL happen. And with guys like Al, Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, and more, we’re likely to see our fair share at Philips Arena.

To whet your appetite (and just ’cause), here are our favorites from last season:

We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 20 – Hawks In Transition
Day 19 – Crazy Half-Court Shots at Halftime
Day 18 – DeMarre Carroll
Day 17 – Hawks Cheerleaders

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images

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