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Gerald Bernard Wilkins (born November 9, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6" shooting guard/small forward, who played collegiately at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and later in the NBA. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


Gerald is the younger brother of former Atlanta Hawks superstar Dominique Wilkins and father of current Seattle SuperSonics guard Damien Wilkins. He was a key player on the New York Knicks team of the late 1980s, consistently being the second leading scorer after Patrick Ewing. He was selected in the 1985 NBA Draft and was even once named Player of the Week (3/3/91). Gerald followed in his brother's footsteps, participating in the 1986 and 1987 slam dunk competition. The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Damien Lamont Wilkins (born January 11, 1980 in Washington, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former professional basketball player. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to...


Though initially a starter on the Knicks, his role decreased with the arrival of fan-favorite shooting guard John Starks in 1990 and small forward Xavier McDaniel in 1992. He proved an excellent defender and scorer off the bench, but became a free agent after the 1992 season when he was no longer needed in New York. Wilkins signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which had a core of Mark Price, Larry Nance, and Brad Daugherty. The Cavaliers hoped that Wilkins would be the final piece of the puzzle and play his notorious defense in order to finally defeat Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. He was even labeled as "the Jordan stopper." However, in the 1993 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Wilkins learned that the help defense he benefitted from in New York would not be around and Jordan scored countless points whilst being guarded by Wilkins, humiliating him and making the Cavaliers' ultimate plan a failure. Jordan would hit the shot that would sweep the Cavs in that semi-finals series while Wilkins was guarding him. He remained with the Cavs for a few more years, but languished due to injuries, especially during 1994-95 when he was out of action the entire season. John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a 65 former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ... Xavier Maurice McDaniel (born June 4, 1963 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former NBA player who, at 6 7, played small forward for the Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and New Jersey Nets. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Mark Price (born February 15, 1964 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... Bradley Lee Daugherty (born October 19, 1965 in Black Mountain, North Carolina) is an American former basketball player at the University of North Carolina and later with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Brad played basketball at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, North Carolina. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1995 he was picked up by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the expansion draft, and had a forgettable year; unable to help out the team due to injury and lack of use, only playing in only 28 of 82 games. He signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic in 1996 and looked good for them as a reliable sixth man. The Magic signed him up again for 1997-98 with a $300,000 contract. In 1999, he signed a three year contract worth seven million dollars. It was in his final season with the Magic that Gerald got to play with his older brother Dominique Wilkins, although both were in the twilight of their careers and thus used sparingly. The Memphis Grizzlies are a National Basketball Association team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ...


Recently, he was a contestant on ESPN's Dream Job because season two of the show auditions for the next basketball analyst position for ESPN. In the contest, he was pitted against other former NBA players such as Dee Brown, Darryl Dawkins, and Matt Bullard. He was voted off the competition on March 6, 2005. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The first season of Dream Job, a popular American reality television show from ESPN, began on February 22, 2004. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Dee Browns no-look dunk at the 1991 Slam Dunk Competition For other persons named Dee Brown, see Dee Brown DeCovan Kadell Dee Brown (born November 29, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player. ... Darryl Dawkins (born January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida) is a former professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. ... Matthew Gordon Bullard (born June 5, 1967 in West Des Moines, Iowa) is an American former NBA player. ...


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Gerald Wilkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (517 words)
Gerald Bernard Wilkins (born November 9, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a 6'6" shooting guard/small forward, who played collegiately at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and later in the NBA.
Gerald is the younger brother of former Atlanta Hawks superstar Dominique Wilkins and father of current Seattle SuperSonics guard Damien Wilkins.
It was in his final season with the Magic that Gerald got to play with his older brother Dominique Wilkins, although both were in the twilight of their careers and thus used sparingly.
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