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Atlanta Hawks Announcer Bob Rathbun Returns to Broadcast Two Weeks After On-Air Medical Emergency

Atlanta legendary radio and television sports personality Bob Rathbun talking prior to the start of the WNBA game between Atlanta and Connecticut on June 5, 2018 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Dream defeated the Connecticut Sun by a score of 82 - 77.

Atlanta legendary radio and television sports personality Bob Rathbun talking prior to the start of the WNBA game between Atlanta and Connecticut on June 5, 2018 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Dream defeated the Connecticut Sun by a score of 82 - 77.

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Atlanta Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun is back in the broadcast booth after a scary medical emergency that happened on-camera earlier this month.

Rathbun, 68, shared the good news of his return on Monday morning tramite Twitter. Rathbun told his followers he’d return to work on Monday evening, adding that it’sgreat to be backon the broadcast with his colleagues at Bally Sports.

Rathbun and co-host Dominique Wilkins were previewing the matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks when Rathbun began to have an emergency on Dec. 5th at the State Farm Arena.

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Wilkins noticed shortly after, and medical personnel came to Rathbun’s aid when cameras cut away.

Shortly after the incident, Bally Sports Southeast said in a statement that the announcer was taken to a local medical facility, where he received treatment for dehydration.

The beloved broadcaster received a warm welcome at the HawksState Farm Arena during his return Monday night as the Hawks hosted the Orlando Magic.

The Hawks defeated the Magic 126-125 di lunedi, behind star Trae Young’s 37 punti.

Martedì, the Atlanta Hawks will host Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls at home, with Rathbun on the play-by-play call.