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Hawks introduce Dwight Howard and welcome back Kent Bazemore

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A new era begins.

The Atlanta Hawks formally introduced Dwight Howard to the media on Wednesday morning in a press conference at the William Walker Recreation Center.

Along with introducing Howard, the Hawks hand Kent Bazemore on had, to welcome him back to Atlanta, and acknowledge the 4-year contract that the swingman had signed, keeping him in a Hawks uniform for the near future.

Baze got emotional in the presser, explaining how Atlanta is the perfect situation for him and how he couldn’t leave:

Howard got emotional as well, as he was being introduced in his hometown. He joked about becoming a meme because of crying, and he also got a new number:

The two players fielded questions from media and fans alike for about 50 minutes before Howard’s jersey was unveiled. In all, the press conference was a good one, with tears and smiles all around, ushering in a new era of Atlanta Hawks basketball.