Atlanta and Memphis both have a connection and significance to Dr. King, it seems only right that they get a national TV game.
Memphis hosts an annual MLK Celebration http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/mlk-celebration-day-151229 as well.
You're only complaining because of your dislike of Atlanta and because the Spurs aren't on the schedule. It's well-known MLK hated San Antonio.. he wrote about it in his Letters from a Birmingham Jail
I didnt know that about him and San Antonio.
Its not anything to do with hatred of the Hawks, these are just going to be boring games.
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