Found March 07, 2013 on
So I've probably written this article at least three or four different times throughout the course of the last six days. Other than the fact that my schedule has been ridiculously full and included stints in NYC and Brooklyn, I really tried to do my best to make this article stand out in a way Etan Thomas would be proud of and at the same time, slightly embarrassed about.
As one of Washington's most popular players, Etan Thomas was the NBA's best mediocre player ever. For all the subpar career stats and average free throw shooting, most people will remember Thomas by two things: His long flowing dreadlocks and, yep, you guessed it, his poetry. Thomas was very open about his passion for the arts and specifically, poetry. So, I figured, what better way to write this post than to honor him with a poem.
*WARNING: If you're a fan of stupid and cheesy poetry, you're going to have a good time. So, here goes:
An Ode' To Etan Thomas
Dedreck Etan Thom...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
ATLANTA Here are five things (and one bonus rant) we gleaned from the Hawks' 107-96 win over the hapless Sixers on Wednesday:
1. So much for Atlanta's irritating six-game slide against Philly
You know it's a good night for the Hawks when point guard Jeff Teague (27 points, 11 assists) encounters little resistance in his dribble-drive moves to the paint.
On the flip...
The Atlanta Hawks signed guard, Shelvin Mack, to a 10-day contract Wednesday after waiving newly acquired forward/center, Jeremy Tyler, to create a roster spot.
According to Chris Vivlamore, Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Hawks signed Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract Wednesday to add to their depleted guard position. To make room on the roster, the team waived forward/center...
The Atlanta Hawks have waived forward/center, Jeremy Tyler. The second-year player appeared in just one game since being acquired from Golden State on February 21st, where he pulled down three rebounds in five minutes.
According to Hawks:
The Atlanta Hawks have waived forward/center Jeremy Tyler, Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Tolliver, averaging just 3.4 points a game, had already surpassed his previous best of 13 points by halftime. The Sixers kept leaving...
Jeremy Tyler played in one game with the Hawks.
Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Tolliver, averaging just 3.4 points a game, had already surpassed his previous best of 13 points by halftime. The Sixers kept leaving him open beyond...
The Atlanta Hawks are glad to be home. They might be short-handed, however, in their return to Philips Arena.
Atlanta will try to prevent a season high-tying fourth straight defeat - and seventh in a row in this series - on Wednesday night when the slumping Philadelphia 76ers look to avoid their longest road skid in 25 seasons.
After averaging 106.3 points in wins over Milwaukee...
The Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks had another overtime showdown on Friday night, and luckily the Celtics escaped without any torn ACLs. Boston came out victorious by a margin of 107-102, and Paul Pierce led the Celtics' scoring with 27 points.
First half highlights from the NBA and 4th quarter/OT highlights from ESPN above, box score below.
Atlanta Hawks 102, Boston...
There is no love lost between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. Ever since the teams clashed through seven hard-fought games in the first round of the 2008 Playoffs, it seems, both teams have had each others' number. There have been matchups, dustups and confrontations - with notable incidents involving Paul Pierce and Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Ray Allen (to which KG...