The Atlanta Hawks and music superstar Monica announced today she will be performing during halftime when the team brings back the very popular Swipe Right Night on April 6. This year the event is sponsored by Bud Light and takes place at the game against the Boston Celtics. That night fans can use the Tinder app inside the arena to gain access to special perks and meet up with matches in real time. Additionally, those who connect may get a courtside seat to the in-game concert by native Atlantan Monica, one of music’s reigning voices with more than 25 million records sold.
February 15, 2019 | 1:45 pm EST Update
What has this season been like for you? Jahlil Okafor: There’s been a lot of ups and downs as far as my playing time and the team’s success. We started out hot, but we’re struggling now. It’s been kind of a roller coaster but I’m trying to make the most of it for sure.
Speaking of A.D., what’s it been like playing with him after the relationship you guys had as young kids growing up in Chicago? Jahlil Okafor: It’s been amazing. I’ve known (Davis) for a while. We’ve always been in communication. He’s always reached out and has pretty much been like a resource for me. But to be around him every day and see how he goes about his days — he’s a complete professional — he’s been great. I really can’t put into words how much it’s benefitted me, but I’m super grateful for that.
You guys obviously have a different perspective from us on the outside, but how would you explain what it’s taken for you guys to deal with all of this stuff surrounding A.D. and to separate that from how you see him as a person? Jahlil Okafor: He’s the best person in the world. Obviously, he’s a superstar but he’s like a normal person. We’re super appreciative of how he comes in every day and works. We all appreciate his wish is to be traded and we know that’s probably going to happen eventually. But he’ll always have my respect because I know how much he loves the game and I know the work he puts in.