The clue “Org. for the Hawks and the Hornets” refers to a sports organization that the two teams belong to. The next clue “is NBA” provides further context, indicating that the organization in question is an acronym for National Basketball Association. Thus, the answer to this crossword question is “NBA.” The NBA is a men’s professional basketball organization in North America, consisting of 30 teams, including the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornets. The league is known for its high level of competition and has produced some of the greatest basketball players of all time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.