As we tuned into Tuesday night's TNT broadcast of the matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors, we were met with an odd, terrycloth realization:
Entire Hawks team wearing white headbands. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) April 16, 2013
That's not something they usually do. And because the full-roster headbandry had in no way been explained to this point, this realization led to some confusion among dutiful NBA watchers:
why is the whole hawks team wearing headbands lmao
— chåsiñg pësøs (@_obscenity) April 17, 2013
I wonder why everyone on the Hawks are wearing Headbands.. Haha . Looks weird as hell.
— King Joshua (@OGJOSHH) April 17, 2013
So EVERYBODY on the Hawks wearing headbands I KNOW IM NOT WATCHING THIS ISH NOW
— Tyrone Coleman(@TyroneColeman24) April 17, 2013
I am here at the game and I have no idea. RT @hoopplustheharm: Why are all of the Hawks wearing headbands!?
— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) April 17, 2013
All 5 starters for the Hawks are wearing headbands. Does this mean something? I'm confused.
— Miss Johnson (@BullsFanDRose) April 17, 2013
why the whole starting lineup for the Hawks have headbands lol
— FearTheBeard(@cheeksgalore13) April 17, 2013
Why the whole Hawks starting lineup wearing headbands??
— Light Bright(@_DevDewwX2) April 17, 2013
The whole starting 5 for the Hawks is wearing headbands ... I hope that was just a coincidence
— Fab Mescudi(@Cool_Kid_Fab) April 17, 2013
Why are all the players on the Altanta Hawks wearing headbands?
— Andrew Marshall (@Amarshall2013) April 17, 2013
why does the whole alanta hawks team have headbands on?
— Christian Daniels™ (@swag_daniels) April 17, 2013
wtf is match day on the hawks wearing all headbands chill unless yall trying to lose yo hairline #LebronV2
— '98 Mali (@jabkahassan) April 17, 2013
The headbanding of one Hawk, in particular, seemed to trouble quite a few fans.
so somebody wanna tell me why all the hawks got headbands on? & by all i even mean kyle korver
— Darius Hawkins (@The_Hawk_13) April 17, 2013
Why are all the Hawks wearing headbands? No one should ever put a headband on Kyle Korver
— JQ (@JayQuint13) April 17, 2013
Why are all the Hawks wearing headbands? Korver looks ridiculous lol #RTZ
— Evan Clavir (@ebc_baller) April 17, 2013
— Team Atlanta (@TeamATL10) April 17, 2013
So Atlanta is doing headbands because Korver can't grow a playoff beard?
— Jake Eastman (@ThatGuyJakeE) April 17, 2013
Everybody on the Hawks are wearing headbands? Smh even Kyle Korver
— Dee Simmons ✌ (@deesimms21) April 17, 2013
The whole hawks team is wearing headbands, Kyle Korver look like he in white man can't jump yo
— Ap (@WattUp_Doe) April 17, 2013
Everyone on the Hawks wearing headbands. Not a good look for Kyle Korver.
— Phillip Barnett (@imsohideouss) April 17, 2013
The slander even went international.
Tous les joueurs d'Atlanta portent des headbands! Même Kyle Korver hahahaha
— Gui'Swish (@MagicGBeats) April 17, 2013
Finally, the team explained:
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 17, 2013
Duh. Obviously. Why, what do YOU do when it's the last home game of the season?
We should note that one keen observer had the explanation pegged well before the Hawks clarified matters:
Hawks team bonding wear headbands…my man Kyle Korver is styling
— chuck swirsky (@swirsk054) April 17, 2013
The lesson, as always: Listen to Chicago Bulls radio play-by-play man Chuck Swirsky. Sound advice, always.
Tiled image up top via Beyond the Buzzer.