Meet Dominique Wilkins

imagesA nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins was born January 12, 1960 and considered one of the best dunkers in NBA history, earning the nickname “The Human Highlight Film.” In 2006, Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

1985-86 NBA scoring champ and the winner of two NBA slam dunk contests, Wilkins registered 26,668 points and 7,169 rebounds in his NBA career.

Wilkins’s nickname was the “The Human Highlight Film” for his athletic ability and highlight reel dunks. His trademark dunk was a powerful one- or two-handed windmill, dunks he used to capture the slam dunk contest titles in 1985 and 1990. As a basketball player he was known as an acrobatic scorer, somewhat of a gunner, though an outstanding finisher and one of the greatest dunkers in NBA history.

His #21 jersey was retired by the Atlanta Hawks on January 13, 2001. He is one of four players whose jerseys have been retired by the Hawks.

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Diabetes Speaker and Ambassador

His passion doesn't stop at basketball though. Dominique's true calling came from an unexpected diagnosis of Type II Diabetes 13 years ago at the age of 40. Being an elite athlete, the shock lead to denial, but the true heart and drive that made him a legend on the court led him to take action and change his lifestyle in every sense.

Dominique has become consumed as an active member in the diabetes community educating and raising awareness of the disease...

Dominique for a Speaking Engagement