Basketball Without Borders, Americas: Dominique Wilkins
Height/Weight: 6 ft 7 in / 200 lbs
Born: January 12, 1960
Years in the NBA: 15
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Atlanta Hawks (1982-1993)
L.A. Clippers (1993-1994)
Boston Celtics (1994-1995)
San Antonio Spurs (1996-1997)
Orlando Magic (1998-1999)
- After an NBA career that saw him become one of just 12 players to score 25,000 points, Wilkins was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
- Finished his career at seven in the NBA all-time scoring list (26,534 points) and 10th in scoring average (25.3 ppg).
- Named to seven All-NBA teams and nine consecutive All-Star squads. Twice won the Slam Dunk competition.
- Led the San Antonio Spurs in scoring (18.2 ppg) at the age of 37.
- Led Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek League to the European Championship for Men's Clubs in 1996, scoring 20.9 points per game and pulling down seven rebounds per contest.
- Nicknamed "The Human Highlight Film."
- Currently the Hawks' Vice President of Basketball. Wilkins was previously the team's Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Player Development Assistant.
- Extremely active with local and national charity endeavors, Wilkins has done work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association and American Lung Association.
- In July 2007, Wilkins launched "Nique and Newt's Full-Court Press on Diabetes" with former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich.
- In March 2010, Wilkins was honored by the Georgia State Legislature as they presented a State Resolution naming him the Diabetes Ambassador for the state of Georgia.
- Born in Paris, France, where his father was stationed while with the Air Force.