Rapper 2 Chainz now part owner of Hawks G-League franchise

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The G-League just picked up some star power.

Rapper 2 Chainz is now part owner of the Atlanta Hawks G-League team, which was the Erie BayHawks but is moving to College Park, Georgia, and is now the College Park Skyhawks. The team will now play in the new 3,500-seat Gateway Center.

“It’s exciting and a dream come TRU to be a part of a sports team, especially one in my community,” 2 Chainz said. “Being able to give back, create opportunities for the youth, inspire and show people what you can do if you believe in yourself and work hard makes this opportunity so meaningful to me.”

2 Chainz can ball, he helped North Clayton High School win a state championship in 1993, and was a scholarship player in college at Alabama State University.

2 Chainz has played at the halftime of Hawks games and his co-branded merchandise with the team is among the best sellers in the Hawks Shop.