Finding the best Atlanta Hawks who played for the team past their prime.
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t historically known as a team that signs a bunch of veterans in the twilight of their careers, but they do have a few quotation mark legends in their past.
What are quotation mark legends? Essentially, they’re players who are known for playing for one team or a few teams during their prime then goes on to play for another team for a short time.
They then become “legends” of that team, mostly as a joke, but sometimes they do put up solid numbers for their new teams. Examples of this would be Spurs “legend” Dominique Wilkins, Raptors “legend” Hakeem Olajuwon, and Wizards “legend” Michael Jordan.
Here we’ll be attempting to highlight the Atlanta Hawks best “legends” by filling out their third, second, and first-team quotation mark legends.
To narrow it down, I’ve only chosen players who played just one season (or less) with the team, eliminating worthy candidates like Vince Carter, Elton Brand, and Toni Kukoc who all played two seasons in Atlanta.
Without further ado, let’s unveil the Atlanta Hawks quotation mark legends, starting with the third-team: