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Isaac Okoro, the 2020 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks, and me

Hello! I’m Jerry. I am an Auburn basketball fan. I am also an Atlanta Hawks fan.

25 years stood between Sonny Smith’s departure and Bruce Pearl arriving to whisk Auburn out of the basketball desert in his magical hot air balloon, and at no point in those 25 years would those two statements have been relevant to each other in any way. “I am a fan of the 2000s indie band Rogue Wave” and “I am a fan of eating spaghetti with meat sauce” would have had more to do with each other.

But Pearl’s changed one or two things shy of literally everything about Auburn men’s hoops, of course.