What is almost as disgusting is that the Hawks
Saturday's game 3 at Phillips Arena is undoubtedly the biggest game for the Hawks and the HUGEST test for Josh Smith in particular for obvious reasons. First and foremost as an ATLien! a kid born and raised in College Park, south Atlanta, GA, you are playing your favorite game for your city at the highest stage as the biggest star (POTENTIAL!). Second as a basketball player at the forward position. Dynamic skill set, good at passing, ball-handling, rebounding, great at any of those and sometimes all of those in the SAME GAME! but very far and few often. Al Horford is the best player on the team, yes, but Josh Smith this was supposed to be YOUR team after Joe got traded. There is no hindrance to improvement of weaknesses (free throws..i just don't understand, bruh), as the team HAD had several consecutive modestly improving successful regular seasons 2007 (since Al, before Larry Drew) but through it all since being drafted in 2004, Josh Smith has been VERY consistently AVERAGE and INCONSISTENT. Game 3 is the ultimate test for Josh Smith and the Hawks for if their is any resiliency in their make-up, if he is worth a maximum contract (he is going to get it regardless), and if there is any pride in the city, the franchise, and this collection of players commonly referred to as a "team", they will win. If not, they will go home, and we won't see very many of these faces back next season.