Atlanta may be famous for being hot, or its 1985 Atlanta Compromise speech delivered by Booker T. Washington, but athletes that have lived in, or played for various Atlanta-based sports, have some interesting thoughts on the city, and the weather is just the half of it.
Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton has a few famous quotes about the city of Atlanta. Her quotes are for those who compete in Atlanta-based facilities, “Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it,” as well as quotes for those looking for support, “Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for corporate support.Want more? Click here/tag”
Boston Celtics future hall-of-famer forward, Kevin Garnett may not have played for a sport’s team in Atlanta, but he has graced the arena where the Atlanta Hawks hosts opposing NBA teams. When playing against the Hawks in game six of the 2008 playoffs, Kevin Garnett stated, “I have played in a lot of gyms, but this crowd was something I’ve never seen before.”
Playing the sport is one thing, but owning the sport’s team is another. Atlanta Falcons team owner, Arthur Blank, has some kind words for the city of Atlanta too. “My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition makes this acquisition a perfect fit for me.”