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Atlanta Hawks Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule, Play Lakers Twice

File this in the ain't gonna happen folder for now, but nevertheless, the Atlanta Hawks and the National Basketball Association are at least putting up a front that Mickey Mouse is going to come out waiving his magic wand (or that sorcerer kid or someone) and that there will be preseason basketball in a few months.

And if there is preseason basketball to be had in October, your Hawks will be going to Disneyland.

Yes, folks, with new potential owner Alex Meruelo being a Cali kind of guy, Atlanta's regular "boring" preseason schedule with games against teams like the Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and the best team ever to lose to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals* (a/k/a the Miami Heat) are off the sked and Los Hawks are headed to sunny Cali for most of the road part of their theoretical preseason schedule.

Should there be basketball, (does it seem like I doubt there will be?), the Hawks preseason slate is listed below.

Date

Team

Time

October 10

vs. Detroit Pistons (Philips Arena)

7:30 p.m.

October 12

at Los Angeles Lakers (Ontario, Ca.)

10:00 p.m.

October 13

at Los Angeles Clippers (Staples Center)

10:30 p.m.

October 15

at Los Angeles Lakers (Staples Center)

10:00 p.m.

October 18

vs. Indiana Pacers (Philips Arena)

7:30 p.m.

October 20

vs. New Orleans Hornets (Philips Arena)

7:30 p.m.

October 26

at Dallas Mavericks
(American Airlines Center)

8:30 p.m

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.