Dominique Wilkins is a former American professional basketball player. He was born on January 12, 1960, in Paris, France. Wilkins grew up in the United States and attended the University of Georgia, where he played college basketball. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1982, but he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, where he spent most of his career.
During his time with the Hawks, Wilkins established himself as one of the most exciting and high-flying players in the league. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and he was named to the All-NBA Second Team twice. He won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1985 and 1990, and he is widely regarded as one of the best dunkers in the history of the sport. He also holds the Hawks’ franchise record for most points scored in a career, with 26,668.
After leaving the Hawks, Wilkins played for several other teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, and San Antonio Spurs. He retired from the NBA in 1999 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Wilkins is still remembered as one of the greatest scorers and dunkers in the history of the NBA, and he remains a beloved figure in Atlanta, where he is known as the “Human Highlight Film”. He is also a television commentator for the Atlanta Hawks and has been involved in various other business ventures and charitable activities.