Atlanta Hawks Play Soccer

Friday, December 13, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

In advance of the Atlanta Hawks’ Jan. 16 game against the Brooklyn Nets in London, the team decided to get an early start on British customs.  One of the things the UK is widely known for is soccer (as us Americans call it), so the team brought in Atlanta Silverbacks goalkeeper Eric Ati and took penalty shots against him.  Specifically, Al Horford, Mike Scott, Jeff Teague, Shelvin Mack, Lou Williams, Pero Antic and Assistant Coach Kenny Atkinson:

While we learned that some Hawks have soccer skills, we also learned that Ati has basketball skills.  Watch him dunk TWICE:

Even Hawks TV’s Jessica Taylor fired a shot:

And the day was over when one shot went a little too high…busting the camera:

If you recall, this is not the first instance of the team busting out their soccer skills this season:

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