T.I. performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

From a press release:

"ATLANTA, GA ----- The Atlanta Hawks and Grammy Award-winning superstar and Atlanta native Tip "T.I." Harris have teamed up to make Opening Night versus the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 1st the hottest ticket in town. The celebration will start as soon as fans enter the doors and fans will have good reason to come early."

Continued…

Everyone entering Philips Arena before 7:00 p.m. will receive $10 in Hawks Bucks and will be able to watch the first of three amazing performances by T.I. in a special pregame concert. T.I. will also collaborate with PA Announcer Ryan Cameron to introduce the players pregame before a state-of-the-art, must-be-seen-in-person introduction.

All fans will also receive a free Grand Opening T-shirt courtesy of Kia Motors and there are other major surprises in store.

"I think everybody needs to come out and make it their business to support the Hawks and support the city," T.I. said. "I will be performing at the pregame show, the halftime and the postgame as well; all for the people who come to support my team, the Atlanta Hawks, and my city. We gotta set it off with a celebration."

To make sure everyone in Atlanta is included in the celebration, ticket prices have been reduced to the most fan-friendly and affordable in Hawks history.

"We are beyond excited to partner with a superstar like T.I. and put on a first-class event to kick off the season and celebrate our city," CEO Steve Koonin said. "We can't wait to Pound the Pacers and put on a show for the city of Atlanta like they've never seen before at a basketball game."

  • Beta

    You going Sandra

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Chile :tea:

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    I need T.I. to start wearing better fitting ensembles. When you're built up like an 11 year old who has flies that rest on your facial region, your need to build a bridge to better fitting clothing.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Sandra Mae - why do you always report on T.I. and Monica's $hit like it's the greatest thing to hit bloggeration since the hateration and holleration hit Beyonce & Rhianna's dancery?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5hT5ntbVKw Afiya

    TI starting to age, looking like.... :kona:

  • Bootcampgirl

    :tape:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I was just reading this.. chris Webber's company is bidding for the Hawks
    I like TI'S shoes

  • Wasting time

    since the hateration and holleration hit Beyonce & Rhianna’s dancery?
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    :dead: :bye:

    :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    :love: when MJB sang :whistle: Hateration Hollaration :kona:
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    Question :oldman: Is the team sales that weak that they need this? Or is this how they/he usually do? :eek:

  • lovezoe

    Ready for Scandal and HTGAWM

  • SummerBaby

    :tea:

  • sassyshe

    Afiya says:

    TI starting to age, looking like….

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    I was about to say that.

    The soon to be ex owner and GM not gonna like that since TIP will be bringing more blacks and scaring away the po sprites

  • Wasting time

    That's what's up though.
    This and the Rose Garden Contest

    Go Head T.I. ! Go Head!

  • Milky

    :rofl: @carrington

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    *straightens out Carrington's tie*
    What troubles lil Joey gotten into today? :popcorn:

  • Milky

    lovezoe says:

    Ready for Scandal and HTGAWM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    :cosign:

  • Milky

    @dtts :kiss: lovin da grown wuman lipstank!!!! :love:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    HOW THE HAWKS FEEL ABOUT BLACKS:
    "4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn't much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off. when digging into why our season ticket base is so small, i was told it is because we can't get 35-55 white males and corporations to buy season tixs and they are the primary demo for season tickets around the league. when i pushed further, folks generally shrugged their shoulders. then i start looking around our arena during games and notice the following:

    -- it's 70 pct black

    -- the cheerleaders are black

    -- the music is hip hop

    -- at the bars it's 90 pct black

    -- there are few fathers and sons at the games

    -- we are doing after game concerts to attract more fans and the concerts are either hip hop or gospel.

    Then i start looking around at other arenas. It is completely different. Even DC with its affluent black community never has more than 15 pct black audience.

    Before we bought the hawks and for those couple years immediately after in an effort to make the arena look full (at the nba's urging) thousands and thousands of tickets were being giving away, predominantly in the black community, adding to the overwhelming black audience.

    My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a signficant season ticket base. Please dont get me wrong. There was nothing threatening going on in the arean back then. i never felt uncomfortable, but i think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority. On fan sites i would read comments about how dangerous it is around philips yet in our 9 years, i don't know of a mugging or even a pick pocket incident. This was just racist garbage. When I hear some people saying the arena is in the wrong place I think it is code for there are too many blacks at the games.

    I have been open with our executive team about these concerns. I have told them I want some white cheerleaders and while i don't care what the color of the artist is, i want the music to be music familiar to a 40 year old white guy if that's our season tixs demo. i have also balked when every fan picked out of crowd to shoot shots in some time out contest is black. I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.

    Gradually things have changed. My unscientific guess is that our crowd is 40 pct black now, still four to five times all other teams. And my further guess is that 40 pct still feels like 70 pet to some whites at our games. Our bars are still overwhelmingly black.

    This is obviously a sensitive topic, but sadly i think it is far and way the number one reason our season ticket base is so low.

    And many of our black fans don't have the spendable income which explains why our f&b and merchandise sales are so low. At all white thrasher games sales were nearly triple what they are at hawks games (the extra intermission explains some of that but not all)."

    AND T.I. doin a concert for them huh?
    :coffee:

  • Sling Blade :shank:

    When you’re built up like an 11 year old who has flies that rest on your facial region, your need to build a bridge to better fitting clothing.

    ____________________________

    maybe his facial region can be helped if you and Joey share some of that Mint Julip “Mass-kwee" :rofl: :hahaha: :heart:

    :phew: ...i swear Carrington you sound like this brother i used to work with who had custody of his son & doorter. when son went away to college, dude gave him a credit card and told him to purchase a bed for his apartment... why did the boy go out and get a waterbed??!! :hahaha: his deddy was like :facepalm: Lawd Jesus :crying1: i don't want to HAVE to kill this boy! :no: HEPP MEH! :pray: :bow:
    :ghost:

  • Wasting time

    Milk and that damn cat bussing it wiiiiide open

    :rofl: :hahaha: :rofl:

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    NOT FLIES :crying1:
    If I was in the A I would go. It's the KANG PAHTNAH :yahoo:
    But yes.. about the attire :no: I think he and Tiny could do a episode where they challenge each other to 90 days of fitness. Tiny is fit so.... this really helps... the family :kona:

  • Sling Blade :shank:

    Ready for Scandal and HTGAWM
    __________________

    ooh, me too Zoe! thanks for the reminder :thumbsup:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5hT5ntbVKw Afiya

    Sassy said:

    The soon to be ex owner and GM not gonna like that since TIP will be bringing more blacks and scaring away the po sprites

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    Sassy, I was thinking the same thing, like, didn't these folks try to tell you they ain't wont see no new niggahs and hear no mo of that nigga muzik :facepalm: Some folks just hard-headed as hail!!! :smh:

  • Wasting time

    The soon to be ex owner and GM not gonna like that since TIP will be bringing more blacks and scaring away the po sprites
    ------------------------------
    Seems like that is why they doing it!
    You really aren't going to like this here opening day.

  • Wasting time

    There aren't going to be any Roses to win the contest :lol:
    Just give me my 60 inch now Sandra and T.I. :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Just give me my 60 inch now Sandra and T.I. :D

    :lol: :lol:

  • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

    i think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority
    ____________

    well they better get used to it. we fertile and they aint :nana:

    does the person who wrote this know that there are other races in the world? everything isnt black or white. :rolleyes:

  • Milky

    @wasting :hug: dont hate sweetie. Sits my puzzy on Man's lap!!!! :kona:

  • Sling Blade :shank:

    I'm not foolin with Man after that "story" he posted yesterday :nono: :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    :thinking: I guesssss I'lll go so I can :cell: facetime with MsTake while I eat my lunch and Hmmmmm she should be on her 2nd one now soooo BBL :pizza: :pigsfly:

  • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

    I think he and Tiny could do a episode where they challenge each other to 90 days of fitness. Tiny is fit so…. this really helps… the family
    _____________________

    :facepalm: Jeezus

  • Bootcampgirl

    Ms. Pham is being moved to Bethesda..

  • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

    Ms Take whatcho email is again?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @SLING BLAD
    "I’m not foolin with Man after that “story” he posted yesterday "
    ______________

    :rofl:

    Chiiiiiid! They already calling for the black nurse to be prosecuted for flying even tho she got CLEARANCE from the CDC!

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Ms Take whatcho email is again?
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    :rolleyes:
    Like she care
    :yawn: takencell@ :yahoo:

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    *straightens out Carrington’s tie*
    What troubles lil Joey gotten into today?
    - - - - - - - -
    I have a toothache and mixed some meds and at SEVEN last night, I told this jacka$$ to come check on me periodically to make sure I ain't in a spirited game of bones with Tupac and Biggie in the upper room... he comes in waking me up at SIX this morning, "Hey... you OK?"

    Boy, get the hell out of my room, my ALARM is going off in 14 minutes!

    He might've been secretly hoping his inheritance check would be in his account when he came in my room this morning.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    Why am I looking down at my hand trying to figure out if that Tip wedding band hand.

  • Wasting time

    :rofl:

    Chiiiiiid! They already calling for the black nurse to be prosecuted for flying even tho she got CLEARANCE from the CDC!

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    A Damn sname!

    I told my mother yesterday.
    Watch she mange to die from this chit and then in a few weeks they come out with a report that says the serum don't work on African Americans cause AA's have a gene that attacks the serum and over rides its effectiveness.

    I'm Black though :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    Chiiiiiid! They already calling for the black nurse to be prosecuted for flying even tho she got CLEARANCE from the CDC!

    ————————————

    A Damn sname!

    I told my mother yesterday.
    Watch she mange to die from this chit and then in a few weeks they come out with a report that says the serum don’t work on African Americans cause AA’s have a gene that attacks the serum and over rides its effectiveness.

    I’m Black though
    _________________

    :eek:

    NIGGA! If that don't sound like some chit they would say!

  • Sling Blade :shank:

    Ms. Pham is being moved to Bethesda..
    _____________________________

    :shocked:
    *in my Jenie voice* :wtf:
    :hahaha:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

    @jenie hi....

    I saw post on thomas duncan... I hope everybody understands im not taking up for duncan just because i point out the the hospital mistakes..........

  • luVn_liFe…

    Boy, get the hell out of my room, my ALARM is going off in 14 minutes!
    ~~~~
    :crying:

    Carrington U R hilarious, giving JOEY all the hell he can't handle
    :hahaha:

  • Wasting time

    I have a toothache and mixed some meds and at SEVEN last night, I told this jacka$$ to come check on me periodically to make sure I ain't in a spirited game of bones with Tupac and Biggie in the upper room… he comes in waking me up at SIX this morning, "Hey… you OK?"

    Boy, get the hell out of my room, my ALARM is going off in 14 minutes!

    He might've been secretly hoping his inheritance check would be in his account when he came in my room this morning.

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    :rofl:

    I :love: Joey!

    He could have came in though; saw you were breathing and went back to phone :jack: with Blue Hair :lol:

  • Sling Blade :shank:

    I told this jacka$$...
    ______________________

    :ghost:

  • Wasting time

    :eek:

    NIGGA! If that don’t sound like some chit they would say!.
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    :yes:

  • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

    Boy, get the hell out of my room, my ALARM is going off in 14 minutes!
    ______________________

    :rofl: Joey doesnt have not one iota of a fugg to give.

    you better stop mixing those meds without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. :nono:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    @Carrington you and that doggone Joey. I bet its a trip in that house with you 2.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5hT5ntbVKw Afiya

    DAMN Carrington, he forgot :shrug: Just giving you enough time to manage to die and it's :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    After a few days: :crying1: :crying1: :wail:

    *wrapped in bubble-wrap* :smh: :ghost: :kona:

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    @Usah :blink:
    @Afiya:whip:I am trying to do the education folk i ain't had time :wails:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5hT5ntbVKw Afiya

    @Taken

    :hug:

    I just wanna hear from DUBB :crying1: why she can't just font and say I'm good fam, WHYYYYYYY :wail:

  • Apparition

    chris Webber’s company is bidding for the Hawks
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    I don't think ol boy should have to sell. I didn't see what he said being anywhere near what Sterling was doing. Looks like he saw the Clips being sold for 2 bil and was hoping for a similar payday.

  • necyscruiser

    Not aging well! He looks like Red Foxx!