Hawks Announcer Bob Rathbun Suffers Medical Emergency On-Air


The Atlanta Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun suffered a medical emergency on-air this week.

Before the Hawks game against Thunder on Monday, the 68-year-old started convulsing and began to lose consciousness while live on-air.

Fellow commentator Dominique Wilkins was talking and didn’t notice right away.

The Hawks shared a statement about the announcers health:

“Prior to tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun briefly lost consciousness on the court,”

“Emergency medical professionals on-site quickly treated Rathbun for dehydration. He is stable, responsive and heading to Emory Midtown for further evaluation.”

The Hawks ended up losing the game to the Oklahoma City Thunder team, 121-114. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points.

The Hawks coach, Nate McMillan said:

“I thought they were able to break down our defense early in the game and forced the defense to collapse and they had their kick-outs,”

“They established the tempo that they wanted to play and with that and our help in the turnovers and outworking us on the glass, it’s going to be tough to beat them.”


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