On Thursday Jason Walker and myself put down our computers and laced up our Jordans one more time as we participated in the second annual Hawks media basketball tournament representing Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation. A day later I am aching, sore and swollen but still smiling from a great experience and a really fun afternoon.
Upon arriving at the arena we were given jerseys and our own lockers before heading out on the floor to get ready for the three-point contest and the skills competition in which we had a good showing.
(JW: I had to chime in here to mention that the ever-humble KW fails to mention that he WON both the 3-pt shootout and the Skills Competition. Just sayin'. Got a couple of sweet autographed takeaways as the bounty for his excellence)
The 4 on 4 tournament had Jason and myself paired with Kicks 101.5 morning show hosts Dallas McCade and Tug Cowart. Dubbed as Team Mid-Town we cruised to victories over Team Buckhead and Team Smyrna before falling in the semifinals to a team that included former Falcons wideout Brian Finneran. Our victory over team Smyrna is chronicled complete with pictures and video by Q100's The Bert Show.
(JW: Me again. TONS of fun meeting Dallas and Tug -- great people and fantastic teammates and had a blast playing against the Bert Show and our other competitors. And yes, I fouled Brian Finneran hard to avoid him dunking on us -- Nothing easy in honor of Zaza and Ivan, who both made appearances at the event.)
On behalf of Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation I'd like to personally thank Allison Sawyer, Jon Steinberg, Jason Roose and the entire Hawks organization for allowing us to be part of the event.