This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux
This Day In Sports History (January 13th) – Dominique Wilkins
Dominique Wilkins attended the University of Georgia and was selected third overall in the 1982 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. However, Dominique never played for the Jazz, as he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he would spend the first 11 seasons of his Hall-Of-Fame career. Wilkins was named an All-Star in nine consecutive seasons from 1986-1994 and led the NBA in scoring in 1985-86 with an average of 30.3 points per game. Many young basketball fans know Dominique from his days appearing in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Wilkins was a two-time winner of the Dunk contest, winning it in 1985 and 1990. He is one of only four men to win the competition on multiple occasions, along with Michael Jordan, Jason Richardson and Nate Robinson.
Here are some of Wilkins greatest dunks.
Kevin Mitchell, MLB – Born January 13th 1962 (age 50) in San Diego, California
James Posey, NBA – Born January 13th 1977 (age 35) in Cleveland, Ohio
Ronny Turiaf, NBA – Born January 13th 1983 (age 29) in Le Robert, Martinique