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Encyclopedia > Dominique Wilkins
Dominique Wilkins
Position Small forward
Nickname The Human Highlight Film[1], Nique
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Nationality USA
Born January 12, 1960 (1960-01-12) (age 47)
Flag of France Paris, France
College Georgia (1979-1982)
Draft 3rd overall, 1982
Utah Jazz
Pro career 1982–1999
Former teams Atlanta Hawks (1982-1994)
Los Angeles Clippers (1994)
Boston Celtics (1994-1995)
Panathinaikos (1995-1996)
San Antonio Spurs (1996-1997)
Fortitudo Bologna (1997-1998)
Orlando Magic (1999)
Hall of Fame Inducted 2006

Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. "'Nique" (also nicknamed The Human Highlight Film[1]) is one of the most prolific scorers and best dunkers in NBA history. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The 1982 NBA Draft took place on June 29, 1982 at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name: , transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club based in Bologna. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ...

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Early life and college

Wilkins was born in Paris, due to his father being stationed there while in the U.S. Air Force. He then moved to Washington, North Carolina where he attended Washington High School. He was the back-to-back MVP for the team's consecutive Class 3-A State Championships (1978-1979). He entered the University of Georgia in 1979 with an established reputation as an exciting player, and averaged 21.6 points a game over his career.[2] He left after his junior year, and was selected 3rd overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1982 NBA Draft. (Ironically, the Bulldogs not only made the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history the season after he left, but also advanced to the Final Four.) Seal of the Air Force. ... Washington is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The 1982 NBA Draft took place on June 29, 1982 at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The 1983 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


NBA career

Cash flow problems within the Utah Jazz organization along with his reluctance to play with the team led to him being traded to the Atlanta Hawks several months after the draft. The trade included John Drew, Freeman Williams and cash. Prior to his last three NBA seasons Wilkins never averaged fewer than 20 points per game and captured a scoring title in 1985-86 with an average of 30.3 points per game. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... John Edward Drew (born September 30, 1954 in Vredenburgh, Alabama) is a former professional basketball player. ... Freeman Williams (b. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Wilkins, in addition to his eleven seasons with the Hawks, had short stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics, Panathinaikos Athens (a professional team in Greece, with whom he won his first title, the European Clubs' Championship and the Greek Cup), Fortitudo Bologna (a professional team in Italy), the San Antonio Spurs, and the Orlando Magic before he retired in 1999. Clippers redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name: , transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ... Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club based in Bologna. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article is about the year. ...


Wilkins was instrumental in the Hawks' prominence in the 1980s, when the club recorded 50-win seasons four consecutive times during the decade. As Wilkins entered his 30s, and the Hawks started to require an all-around contribution from their star, Wilkins evolved into an all-around player, averaging 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the 1990-91 season. The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Wilkins, a nine-time NBA All-Star and the winner of two NBA Slam Dunk Contests, registered 26,668 points (one of only 12 players to do so) and 7,169 rebounds in his NBA career. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ...


Wilkins' nickname was the "The Human Highlight Film" for his Erving-esque athleticism, and highlight reel dunks which helped him to win two NBA Slam Dunk Contest titles. His trademark dunk was a powerful one or two handed windmill. His duels in the contest with the young Michael Jordan are widely considered to have been the best slam dunk contests ever. Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


His #21 jersey was retired by the Hawks on January 13, 2001. He is one of four players to have had their jerseys retired by the Hawks. is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Early NBA years

Dominique Wilkins opted to skip his senior season at the University of Georgia and declared himself eligible for the 1982 NBA Draft. He had averaged 21.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first three seasons for the Bulldogs, earning First-Team All-America honors as a junior. One of the most spectacular careers in NBA history began with a trade. The Utah Jazz selected Wilkins as the third overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft but then promptly traded his rights to the Atlanta Hawks for John Drew, Freeman Williams, and cash. Little did the Jazz know that Wilkins would become a superstar and one of the most prolific scorers in league history. Wilkins, nicknamed “the Human Highlight Film,” played in all 82 games as a rookie with the Hawks, averaging 17.5 points and earning selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His first-year field-goal percentage of .493 would be the highest of his career. The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... John Drew (1827 - 1862) was a U.S. (Irish-born) actor. ... Freeman Williams (b. ...


Wilkins notched the first of 11 straight 20-point scoring seasons, averaging a team-leading 21.6 points for Atlanta in 1983–84. That was the 17th-best average in the NBA, ahead of All-Stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Isiah Thomas, and Kelly Tripucka. Wilkins led the Hawks in makes and attempts from both the field and the free-throw line while ranking third on the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and second in steals (117). He shot .547 from the field in his final eight regular-season games. This season marked the first for Coach Mike Fratello, who replaced Kevin Loughery as the franchise’s fifth head coach and led the Hawks to their third consecutive playoff appearance. Wilkins averaged 19.2 points in Atlanta’s five-game first-round series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ... Peter Kelly Tripucka (born February 16, 1959 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) was a National Basketball Association player for the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, and Charlotte Hornets from 1981 to 1991. ... Mike Fratello (born February 24, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States) is a professional basketball coach. ... Kevin Michael Loughery (born March 28, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mid 1980s

Wilkins had already proved himself as the real deal in Atlanta, but the rest of the country quickly took notice of the exciting third-year forward when he notched his first Slam-Dunk Championship at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis. He went on to finish the season with a 27.4 scoring average, good for sixth in the NBA. Wilkins ranked second on the Hawks in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and steals (135). For the first of two straight seasons he led the NBA in field-goal attempts, with 1,891. After going 0-for-11 from the three-point line the previous season, Wilkins made 25 of 81 treys in 1984–85. He also shot better than 80 percent from the line for the first of 10 consecutive seasons. Despite Wilkins’s efforts, Atlanta finished 34-48 and failed to reach the NBA Playoffs. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ...


Wilkins exploded into the NBA’s elite circle in 1985–86, winning the league scoring title with an average of 30.3 points per game. He was an NBA All-Star for the first time and was voted to the All-NBA First Team at the end of the season. Wilkins failed in his bid to repeat as NBA Slam-Dunk champion, his competition coming from an unlikely source. The Hawks had signed 5-foot-7 Spud Webb as a free agent prior to the season, and Webb dazzled the All-Star Saturday crowd in Dallas by soaring more than 4 feet to the basket on each of his dunk attempts. Wilkins had to settle for second place behind his diminutive rookie teammate. Atlanta turned its fortunes around in dramatic fashion, winning 16 more games in the 1985–86 season to finish 50-32 for the year. Wilkins scored 57 points in one game and ranked among the Hawks’ leaders in rebounding (7.9 rpg), steals (138), and free-throw percentage (.818). Atlanta beat the Detroit Pistons in four games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, but the Hawks couldn’t get past the eventual NBA-champion Boston Celtics, losing four games to one in an Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Wilkins averaged 28.6 points in the nine playoff games. Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


After earning his way in as a reserve the previous year, Wilkins captured the fans’ votes this season and became the first Atlanta Hawks player to start in an NBA All-Star Game since Eddie Johnson in 1981. Wilkins finished the year second in the league in scoring (29.0 ppg) to Michael Jordan’s astronomical 37.1 points per game. He scored the 10,000th point of his young career against the Chicago Bulls on April 16 and was named to the All-NBA Second Team at season’s end. Atlanta went into the season with high expectations after a 50-32 mark the previous year, and the Hawks didn’t disappoint, totaling a franchise-record 57 victories. Doc Rivers, Kevin Willis, Tree Rollins, and Mike McGee contributed heavily as the club made it through the first round of the NBA Playoffs before losing in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Detroit Pistons. Wilkins averaged 26.8 points during the postseason, the second of six straight playoffs in which he would average at least 20 points. Edward Fast Eddie Johnson, Jr. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Kevin Alvin Willis (born September 6, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. He is a 7-foot power forward/center. ... Wayne Monte Rollins (born June 16, 1955 in Winter Haven, Florida) is a former professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. ... Michael Ray McGee (born July 29, 1959 in Tyler, Texas) is an American former professional basketball player. ...


Late 1980s

Wilkins posted the highest scoring average of his career this season and still finished second to Jordan in the NBA scoring race. He averaged 30.7 points for the Hawks, but Jordan bested him at 35.0. To add insult to injury, Jordan beat out Wilkins, in a controversial decision, for the Slam-Dunk Championship at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Still, it was a marvelous season for the Human Highlight Film, as he earned a berth on the All-NBA Second Team and became the first Hawks player to be named NBA Player of the Week three times in a season. In his third straight All-Star Game appearance, Wilkins scored 29 points on 12-of-22 shooting, leading the East squad to a 138-133 victory. Again, Jordan beat out Wilkins for top honors, this time earning the All-Star Game MVP Award with his 40 points. Atlanta (50-32) won at least 50 games for the third straight season and advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals before losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games. The series produced one of the most memorable games in playoff history. In Game 7 on May 22, Wilkins and Larry Bird carried their respective teams to a thrilling finish, trading bucket for bucket in the fourth quarter until Boston escaped with a 118-116 victory. Wilkins finished with 47 points and Bird had 34—with 20 of his points tallied in the fourth quarter. “The basket was like a well,” remembered Wilkins. “I couldn’t miss. He couldn’t miss. And it went down to the last shot of the game. Who was going to make the last shot? That’s the greatest game I’ve ever played in or seen played. It was two guys who just did not want to lose.” The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ...


Wilkins’s scoring average dropped slightly to 26.2, good for seventh in the league, but he was an All-Star for the fourth straight year. He shot a career-best .844 from the free-throw line and ranked second on the Hawks with 117 steals. Basketball writers selected him to the All-NBA Third Team at season’s end. The Hawks added Reggie Theus and Moses Malone to the mix in 1988–89, and the ingredients seemed just right for a run deep into the playoffs. Malone averaged 20.2 points and finished fourth in the league with his 11.8 rebounding average. Theus, meanwhile, averaged 15.8 points. But without 7-foot Kevin Willis, who missed the entire season with a fractured left foot, Atlanta lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Wilkins did his part in the five playoff games, averaging 27.2 points. Reggie Wayne Theus (born October 13, 1957 in Inglewood, California) is a former NBA player who currently works as head coach for the Sacramento Kings. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Kevin Alvin Willis (born September 6, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. He is a 7-foot power forward/center. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Wilkins returned to dunking prominence in 1989–90 by edging out the Sacramento Kings’ Kenny Smith for his second NBA Slam-Dunk Championship. By winning the crown at the 1990 NBA All-Star Weekend in Miami, Wilkins joined Michael Jordan as the only player to win the competition twice. He had another outstanding regular season, averaging 26.7 points to finish fifth in the NBA scoring race. He led the Hawks in steals for the first time since 1985–86, finishing with 126. His .484 field-goal percentage was the best since his rookie season, and for the sixth straight year he did not foul out of a game. Nonetheless, Atlanta struggled to a 41-41 record in Mike Fratello’s last season as head coach, failing to make the playoffs for only the second time in Wilkins’s career. The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... To see the football player see Kenny Smith (American football) Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player and current TV announcer. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Early 1990s

Wilkins averaged a career-high 9.0 rebounds in 1990—91, leading the Hawks in that category for the first time in his nine NBA seasons. He also led the team in scoring for the eighth straight year, finishing at 25.9 points per game—seventh best in the NBA. In what may be his best all-around season, Wilkins registered a career-high 265 assists while developing a three-point shot he would use more and more in the later stages of his career. He hit 85-of-249 from long range for a .341 percentage, by far his most prolific three-point numbers to date. Wilkins made his sixth All-Star Game appearance this season, scoring 12 points in the East’s 116-114 victory over the West. He was selected to the All-NBA Second Team for the third time in his career. Atlanta returned to the playoffs after a year’s absence, drawing the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons in the first round. The Hawks pushed the Pistons to a fifth game, but Detroit routed Atlanta, 113-81, in Game 5. The series with the Pistons was one to forget for Wilkins. Although he averaged 20.8 points in the five games, he shot .372 from the field and .133 from three-point range. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


There is little question that Wilkins will look back on this season as the worst—and most frightening—of his career. He was piling up typically outstanding numbers when, after 42 games, his season was brought to an abrupt halt by one of the most painful injuries in sports: a ruptured Achilles tendon. There was 5:32 left in the second quarter of a January 28 home game against the Philadelphia 76ers when Wilkins went down with the injury. He underwent surgery on January 30, and many thought the 10-year veteran’s career was over. Seven weeks before the injury, Wilkins had set an NBA record by making 23 free throws in 23 attempts in a game against the Chicago Bulls. He’d also scored the 20,000th point of his illustrious career, becoming only the 16th player at the time to reach that plateau. On the day of the injury, Wilkins was named a reserve on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. His 28.1 scoring average was his highest in five years, and the 52 points he scored in a double-overtime game on December 7 against the New York Knicks were the most by an NBA player this season. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Knicks redirects here. ...


Many thought Wilkins would retire after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon midway through the 1991–92 season. That just made him more determined to come back—and he did, with one of the best seasons of his 11-year career. For his efforts, Wilkins was honored by several sports publications as the NBA Comeback Player of the Year. Showing no traces of the injury, Wilkins blazed to an average of 27.7 points per game in the first month of the season. He then suffered a setback when he fractured the ring finger on his right hand on December 15, sitting out the next 11 games. But Wilkins returned to rack up 29.4 points per game on .487 shooting in January, then added 31.5 points per game on .519 shooting in February. By the end of the season, his scoring average was up to 29.9, second in the league behind Michael Jordan’s 32.6. When Wilkins scored his 31st point in a February 2 game against the Seattle SuperSonics, he broke Bob Pettit’s franchise scoring record of 20,880 points. He had developed into a full-fledged three-point threat, hitting 120 of 316 attempts from long range to shatter his previous career bests. Wilkins’s remarkable comeback was acknowledged with a selection to the All-NBA Second Team. The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ...


Wilkins showed no signs of fading in his 12th NBA campaign, even after a tumultuous midseason trade. After 11½ years with the Atlanta Hawks, during which he became one of the city’s most beloved athletes, Wilkins was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on February 24 in exchange for Danny Manning. Prior to the trade Wilkins averaged 24.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for Atlanta, leading the club to a 36-16 record. At midseason he appeared in his eighth NBA All-Star Game. However, Hawks management and new coach Lenny Wilkens felt Manning and his multidimensional skills might help the team more during the stretch run. As it turned out, the top-seeded Hawks lost in the conference semifinals to the Indiana Pacers. Wilkins left Atlanta as the team’s all-time leading scorer with 23,292 points. Once in Los Angeles, Wilkins became one of the few bright spots on an otherwise struggling Clippers team. In his final 25 games of the season Wilkins averaged 29.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. On March 25 he returned to Atlanta in a Clippers uniform and tallied 36 points and 10 rebounds against his former team. Overall, Wilkins’s 26.0 scoring average ranked fourth in the NBA. He concluded the season with 24,019 career points, placing ninth on the NBA’s all-time list. His career scoring average of 26.2 points per game ranks first among active players. Wilkins became a free agent after the 1993–94 season and signed with the Boston Celtics. Shortly after the signing, he helped Dream Team II to a gold medal at the 1994 World Championship of Basketball. The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clippers redirects here. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Official logo The 1994 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. ...


Unhappy with his role on a rebuilding Celtics team, he signed to play for Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek League. He averaged 20.9 points and 7.0 rebounds for Panathinaikos and led the team to the European Championship for Men's Clubs in 1996 which regroups teams from dozens of European leagues. Wilkins was named the MVP of the European Final Four in Paris. The Panathinaikos Sports Club (Greek: Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos, i. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


He returned to the NBA before the 1996-97 season, signing a contract as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs to solidify their bench scoring. Wilkins led the team with an average of 18.2 ppg in 1996-97. However, after one season, Wilkins once again went overseas, this time signing a contract with Teamsystem in Italy for the 1997-98 season. He returned to play his last season in the NBA during the 1998-99 campaign alongside his brother Gerald with the Orland Magic. In only 27 games, he averaged just 5.0 ppg and 2.6 rpg but will always be remembered as one of the game's most exciting players. Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club based in Bologna. ...


Slam dunk contests

Wilkins participated in five slam dunk contests winning two. The first one was in 1984, in Denver. Dominique finished third behind Larry Nance and Julius Erving. In 1985, in Indianapolis, he beat Michael Jordan in the finals. In Dallas in 1986, a Jordan-Wilkins rematch was put on hold, since Michael Jordan was injured. Dominique reached the finals where he was upset by his 5' 7" teammate, Anthony "Spud" Webb. This article is about the year. ... Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... This article is about the year. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Webb playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ...


The highly anticipated rematch of Wilkins vs Jordan was in the 1988 Chicago All-Star Weekend. The duo put on a show for the ages. At the end Michael Jordan prevailed winning 147 to 145. Many thought that if the contest was held in another arena, it would have gone the Nique's way.


In 1990 Dominique decided to make a final appearance in the Slam Dunk contest. He went up against all the new promising stars, like Shawn Kemp, Scottie Pippen and Kenny Walker (the 1989 champion). In the finals he defeated Kenny Smith from the Sacramento Kings. That was Nique's second and final victory in a Slam Dunk contest. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Kenneth Sky Walker (born August 18, 1964 in Roberta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. ... To see the football player see Kenny Smith (American football) Kenny The Jet Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Queens, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player and current TV announcer. ...


Trivia

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Damien Lamont Wilkins (born January 11, 1980 in Washington, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association. ... The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... GUTS logo from Nick. ...

Awards and achievements

  • 1985-86 NBA Scoring Champion (30.3)
  • NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Champion: 1985, 1990.
  • NBA All-Rookie Team: 1983.
  • All-NBA First Team: 1986.
  • All-NBA Second Team: 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993.
  • All-NBA Third Team: 1989, 1994.
  • Nine-time NBA All-Star: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994.
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2006).
  • European Champion: 1996 (now known as Euroleague).
  • Greek Cup: 1996
  • Record holder of most free throws made in an NBA regular season game without a miss - 23, Atlanta vs. Chicago, December 8, 1992[3]

The Euroleague (EL) is the highest caliber professional basketball league in Europe, with teams from thirteen different European countries. ... In basketball, free throws or foul shots are attempts to score points unopposed from the free throw line (informally known as the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul by the opposing team. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

See also

NBA scoring champions were decided on total points scored through the 1968-69 season, after which points per game was used to determine the champion. ...

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Preceded by
Kyle Macy
SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
1981
Succeeded by
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Dominique Wilkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Wilkins left the University of Georgia after his junior year, where he was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1982 NBA Draft.
Wilkins' nickname was the "The Human Highlight Film" for his Ervingesque athleticism, and highlight reel dunks which helped him to win 2 slam dunk titles.
Wilkins was a finalist in the 2005 round of balloting but failed to gain election.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Dominique Wilkins (b. 1960) (697 words)
Wilkins was born on January 12, 1960, in Sorbonne, France, near Paris, where his father was serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Wilkins was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 1982 draft but was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
In 1996-97 Wilkins returned to the NBA to play for the San Antonio Spurs and led with an average of 18.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, but after one season he returned to Europe and played with Teamsystem in Italy for the 1997-98 season.
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