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Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore
Position: G
Born: 07/01/89
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.2 kg.
Salary: $15,730,337
Uno, it’s a cruel game. I was reminded of that childhood memory during me entry – albeit very brief – in a tournament hosted by Hawks player Kent Bazemore on Sunday. The card game has become a staple of Hawks’ off-the-court activities in recent years. Bazemore shared the experience as part of a three-day fundraiser for his three-year-old ARMS Foundation. So there I was Sunday evening in the rotunda of the Fernbank Museum seated at a table with nine other competitors, including 92.9 FM The Game’s Mike Conti and Carl Dukes and their lovely spouses. The room was filled with about 200 competitors and spectators.
You decided to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks after receiving interest from several teams. What factored in to that decision? Kent Bazemore: “I had made it clear all season that I wanted to return. Once you go through a season like this last one, a career-year where you’re with the organization and coach and team for a second straight year, it’s hard to leave. My ceiling is super high here because I’m comfortable. I think being comfortable in your surroundings is important to becoming the best person and player that you can be. That weighed heavily in my decision. My fiancée loves it here too. Happy wife, happy life, right? (laughs) With other teams, there were a lot of uncertainties. For example, some were in the rebuilding stage. I didn’t want to leave a situation that I know a lot about for a situation with uncertainties. This is the place where I feel like I can grow the most, be close to home and develop my brand. I think having a brand in this league is really important because it helps catapult you in certain situations. The city of Atlanta has really embraced me. It’s been a perfect fit from the get-go.”