AJC – Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. was the featured speaker today at the Third Annual Art of It Luncheon at the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter was at the event and reported the following Hawks-related highlights from Gearon’s speech. “We don’t get any calls, which I know everybody always hears. But I’ll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. [Kevin] Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we’re athletic.”

I honestly don’t even know how to respond to this. Like am I supposed to be mad? Am I supposed to be fired up? Because I’m not. The Hawks are nothing to me. I’m apathetic towards the Hawks. They are going to come into Boston tonight and get eliminated without much of a fight like they always do and go on their merry way. Don’t get me wrong I’m excited for tonight’s game, but the Hawks are interchangeable. They are the Washington Generals of the playoffs. They are just there because we have to play somebody. So if I were the Hawks owner I guess I would be trying to make headlines too. I mean it’s got to suck to own a professional sports team that 99.9% of the country doesn’t even know exists and that includes your own fans. Apathy is a bitch sucker.