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Hawks’ Success Triggers Typical Atlanta Criticism

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

In the post-Civil Rights era, Atlanta's leaders marketed the Southern capitol as "The City Too Busy To Hate." It is ironically fitting that the city has since become the ultimate magnet of hate from sportswriters across the country.

With the Hawks advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" ruled the Billboard charts, nationwide talking heads are once again slinging a heaping helping of hate down South way.

PTI co-host Michael Wilbon called Atlanta "the worst sports town in America" during Monday's show. The day before, former NBA non-factor and current ESPN desk lackey Jon Barry dismissed the Hawks' second round chances with bizarre anger.

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