Dominique Wilkins

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Dominique Wilkins is a retired professional basketball player, born in 1960 in Paris, France. His position was small forward and he played from 1982-1999. Wilkins played for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Orlando Magic. He also played two seasons in Europe for Panathinaikos and Fortitudo Bolonga. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He is married to Robin Campbell Wilkins and has five children.

12 Mar, 1996

New York Times interview


Wilkins speaks about the good and bad playing for Panathinaikos of Athens after several All-Star season in the NBA:

I had reached my frustration point. I said, ‘I’m tired of being treated like crap, I’m not going to be treated like that anymore. I haven’t had any problems with the fans. One game, I was a little under the weather and they were cheering for me to come in at the end just so I wouldn’t leave without any points. That, to me, was the greatest thing — I’d never experienced anything like that before.

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