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The Atlanta Hawks are riding high on a 14-game winning streak (coincidentally–or not since the release of star Josh Smith). It’s given Georgia natives a reason to be excited for the current best team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, and that includes T.I.

However, he’s content with sitting on the sidelines instead of the owners box from paying the $825 million asking price for the team.

When the Thirty Mile Zone crew ran up on the Kang of the south, he expressed why he doesn’t see any future in owning a NBA team and surprisingly, it ain’t about the money.

“The thing about owning a NBA franchise is you’ll never get bigger than the NBA,” he calmly stated. “So whatever it is that do, it will be controlled by a bunch of other people who probably have more money than you and have been involved with the organization for longer than you, so you won’t be able to do a lot of things that you want to do. So I’m not interested.”

The Hawks also experienced a bit of controversy on this side of Donald Sterling last year after owner Bruce Levenson admitted to having a quasi-racist email about the ATL area fans. On the contrary, former NBA star, and arguably the greatest Atlanta Hawks player of them all, Dominique Wilkins, has publicly expressed his desire to buy the team.

Check T.I.’s off-the-top explanation in the video below.

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