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Atlanta Hawks bring back retro ’80s “Pac Man” logo

May 1, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

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If this doesn’t lift them past the Pacers in game 6, nothing will.

The Atlanta Hawks have updated and brought back their 1980’s “Pac-Man” logo (so named because it looks like the iconic Pac-Man character eating a dot). Everyone going to the huge Game 6 Thursday night — the chance for the Hawks to eliminate the Pacers in front of the ATL fans — will be given a shirt with the logo.

Next season, this will return as the alternate Hawks logo. This is the same logo you see on the (short) shorts of Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb back when they were fixtures at the dunk contest.

My thoughts on this? “That’s totally awesome, dude.” Or something else very ’80s.

  1. Maurice Barksdale - May 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I love this logo. It’s simple yet bold. Sometimes less is more.

    • asimonetti88 - May 1, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Yeah, I’m a big fan of minimalist design. I always push for it but it seems like it’s not as “in” now.

  2. bballhistorian - May 1, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Niccceeeeee

  3. rohlo - May 1, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    love it,now i am hoping the rockets will follow suit and do the same wit htheir retro uniforms of the 80’s and 90’s…

  4. whoisrdymlz - May 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Hornets envy. J/k.

    This is the best Hawks logo for sure.

  5. nyctraffic - May 1, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Correction: This logo goes back to the 70’s, not just the 80’s. Trust me, I was there.

  6. Foul Dwimmerlaik - May 1, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Agreed. This logo is a good fit to remind Atlanta fans that the Hawks are worthy contenders again.

  7. peopletrains - May 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Should be the full time logo.

  8. edwardemanuelson - May 1, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Bring on the throwback! I am all in favor of anything throwback. They should have dressed the team in all throwback uniforms.

  9. Jeff - May 1, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Yeah, this logo is groovy, and much better than that 70s version.

  10. thraiderskin - May 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    That emblem on a solid black uni…

  11. mogogo1 - May 2, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I always liked that logo.

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