2005 Fan Choice Awards


Hawks fans, the voting is closed, and you
have spoken as to what were your favorite moments on and off the court
from the 2004-05 season! Thanks for your insights and participation in
the Inaugural Hawks Fans Choice Awards. Be sure to check out all
the winners listed below!

Introduction to Fans Choice Awards!
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Award #11: Scoreboard Player
Feature

 

Winner:
J
Chill:
Secrets of the Fro

It's time for the final category of the season, and we've saved the best
for last. The Hawks video production team is one of the best in the
business, and in this category we take a look at some of the hilarious
features from the past year and answer important questions like how does
J-Chill keep his 'fro so tight, and what might Al Harrington be doing if
he weren't a basketball player? You voted, and J-Chill's Secrets of
the Fro was your Favorite Scoreboard Feature!


The Nominees:
Jason Collier: Caddyshack Master
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Obinna Ekezie: Journey From Nigeria
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Al Harrington: High School Thespian
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Josh Childress: Secrets Of The 'Fro
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Results:

Secrets Of The Fro 72%


High School Thespian 18%

Caddyshack Master
7%

Journey From Nigeria
2%


Award #10: Best
Dunk
Winner:
Josh Childress Over
Yao

You've voted for your favorite Alley-Oop, and you've selected the
best dunk from Josh Smith's victory in the Slam Dunk Contest. But were
those the best we have to offer from this past season? No way! After
checking out the nominees, you decided that Josh Childress'
posterizing of Yao Ming was your Favorite Dunk!


The Nominees:

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Results:

Childress Over Yao 55%


Josh Smith Breakaway 42%

Childress Put-Back Jam
3%


Award #9: Best Mascot Skit
Winner:
Sky Squad

Always fan favorites at Philips Arena, you can find Harry the Hawk and
SkyHawk pumping up the crowds throughout the game, whether they are
playing with the fans in the stands or entertaining them on the court
itself. We tallied the votes, and you decided the high-flying antics of
the Sky Squad was your favorite Mascot Skit!


The Nominees:
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Results:

Sky Squad 44%


Harry and Lil' Harry 31%

Monday Night Football
25%


Award #8: Best
Hawks Alley-Oop
Winner:
Josh Smith Reversal

Josh Smith's victory in the Dunk Contest put his name on the map, but
Hawks fans know his best dunks come during the flow of the game. After
looking at the nominees, you voted and decided Josh Smith's Reverse
Jam from Al Harrington was the Best Hawks
Alley-Oop Jam!


The Nominees:

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Results:

Josh Smith Reversal 64%


Josh Smith One-Handed 24%

Josh Childress 12%


Award #7: Best "Pop-Up Hawk" Feature
Winner:
Pop-Up Josh Childress

With so many new faces on this year's team, the Hawks wanted to allow
the fans to get to know the players a little better than by just seeing
them on the court. So thanks to the Hawks terrific video production
team, the "Pop Up Hawks" features became a regular staple at home games
throughout the season. The fan favorite?  Pop-Up Josh Childress
was the winner!


The Nominees:
Pop Up Tyronn Lue

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Pop Up Tony Delk

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Pop Up Josh Childress

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Results:

Pop Up Childress 65%


Pop Up Lue 30%

Pop Up Delk 5%


Award #6: Best Dance Team Performance

Winner:
Hydrolics Girl

The Hawks Dance Team is perhaps the most popular attraction at Philips
Arena aside from the players (and even that might be close)! When they
aren't performing during timeouts, they can often be found roaming the
concourse talking to fans and cheering the team on from the baseline.
After checking out the nominees, you the fans have spoken and decided
that Hydrolics Girl is the Best Dance Team Performance!


The Nominees:
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Watch The Entire Winning Performance:

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Results:

Hydrolics Girl 57%


Footloose 23%

Chain Of Fools 20%


Award #5: Best Celebrity Sighting
Winner:
Michael Vick

Los Angeles isn't the only place where people can go to see their
favorite celebrities. Atlanta is known for being home to many as well,
and you never know who will show up to root on the Hawks! We asked, and
you decided your Favorite Celebrity Sighting at Philips Arena was
Falcons QB extraordinaire Michael Vick!


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Results:

Michael Vick 37%


Lil' Jon 17%

Samuel L. Jackson 16%


Award #4: Best Hawks Shot
Winner:
Tyronn Lue Shakes
Loose

Over the course of an 82-game season, there are bound to be shots that
range from the impossible to the improbable. In this category we look at
some of the most memorable shots from the past season, particularly of
the last-minute variety. You've voted, and the winner for
Best Hawks Shot is Tyronn Lue's game-winner against the Timberwolves!


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Results:

Tyronn Lue Shakes Loose 46%


Josh Smith Tip-In 34%

Tom Gugliotta Three
20%


Award #3: Best Arena In-Game Feature

Winner:
Sprite Jam Cam

During timeouts in the action, Hawks fans can always look up to the
scoreboard to be entertained by...their fellow fans! Whether they are
gettin' their groove on, trading smooches, or looking for love, Hawks
fans love to show off for the Philips Arena crowds. You've had your say,
and the winner for Best Arena In-Game Feature is...the Sprite Jam
Cam!

The Nominees:
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Results:

Sprite Jam Cam 47%


Kiss Cam 31%

For Love Or Love Of Electronics
16%



Award #2: Best

Dunk Contest Dunk
Winner:
Kenyon Martin Jam

The Slam Dunk Contest has always been one of the most popular events of
All-Star Weekend, and Josh Smith's performance in this year's event will
be talked about for years to come. With a combination of power, grace,
and gravity-defying hops, Smith slammed his way to the title, earning
respect from the fans and his peers with his tribute to his idol
Dominique Wilkins. The votes are in, and the winner for Best Josh
Smith Dunk Contest Dunk is ... the Kenyon Martin Jam!

The Nominees:
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Results:

Kenyon Martin Jam 47%


'Nique Throwback Jam 31%

360 Reverse Windmill
16%

Free Throw Line Jam
6%


Award #1: Best Halftime
Performance
Winner: Rubberboy
Halftime used to be only for buying popcorn and cotton
candy, but at Philips Arena, if you leave your seat you just may miss
something you've never seen before. We've tallied your votes, and the
winner for this season's Best Halftime Performance is ... Rubberboy!

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Rubberboy In Action:

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(complete performance ~ approx. 5 mins)


Results:

Rubberboy - 52%

Quick Change - 35%

Tony Ja - 13%