On Monday night, the Atlanta Hawks unveiled a stunning, four-minute tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. before the team's introductions. The high-definition video was projected onto the entirety of the Hawks' home court, and to stunning effect.
As the video winds to a close, a choir takes the court and performs as the Hawks' starting lineup is introduced onto the court:
Atlanta's tribute video is the highlight of the NBA's day-long recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. The league has made a tradition out of playing a day-long slate of games on this holiday. Earlier this month, the league also released a "breaking barriers" video that highlighted some NBA pioneers from their respective nationalities and ethnicities, as well as saluting the NBA's first female referee.
Nothing compares to the sheer beauty and emotion evoked in the Hawks' video, which is well worth a watch. Then, check out the NBA's other recent production.