Atlanta Hawks: The True and False Behind the Eastern Contenders

February 24th, 2010 by Jamaal Foster Leave a reply »
Atlanta residents know nothing about basketball.  The past weeks have stirred up lots of discussion about Hawk basketball.

I have heard some of the most ridiculous things said and read some of the most silly things written surrounding the Atlanta Hawks.

Take this article as your basic guide to the Atlanta Hawks and stop making foolish assessments based on obvious lack of basketball knowledge.

Statement 1:  Jamal Crawford is better than Joe Johnson.  False

I'm just as excited as anyone about what Jamal Crawford can do with the ball in his hand, but you cannot hang your hat on Crawford.  He is fitting into the system perfectly for what we need.  He is a SCORER in its most unpolished form, but untested in playoff situation.  Give up Johnson and watch 10 wins walk out the door.

Statement 2:  Joe Johnson and Josh Smith can not coexist.  False

I remember when this idea first surfaced on the national scene.  It was wrong then and it is wrong now.  Joe and Josh are as complimentary as Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside.  Josh is the swagger and heart of the Haw ...

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