Dominique Wilkins’ amazing tribute before Hawks outclass Cavs in Conference Showdown

Atlanta Daily World

Dominique Wilkins stands in front of the number 21 as his statue is unveiled before a prestigious crowd of NBA legends in attendance. Dominique Wilkins stands in front of the number 21 as his statue is unveiled before a prestigious crowd of NBA legends in attendance.

It has been a whirlwind of emotions for Dominique Wilkins the past two days and it served as inspiration for the Atlanta Hawks organization he’s been a part of for more than 30 years.

Dominique Wilkins' niece sung the national anthem. Dominique Wilkins’ niece sung the national anthem.

On Thursday, Wilkins’ bronze statue was unveiled in a private ceremony before his family — including brother Gerald, who also played in the NBA — along with the creme de la creme of NBA legends, including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Charles Barkley, Karl “The Mailman” Malone, Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, Dikembe Mtumbo, along with boxer Evander Holyfield and actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

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On Friday, the Hawks displayed a dazzling 3-D on-court tribute to Dominique Wilkins, replete with highlights of his most spectacular dunks being projected onto the court…

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