What's in a name? Apparently a ton of cash, according to NBA legend Dominique Wilkins, who says he totally trademarked his iconic nickname ... and loves that Kobe Bryant followed… READ MORE >
Jacques Dominique "Nique" Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and 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. Wilkins was born in Paris, France, due to his father being stationed there while in the U.S. Air Force. Wilkins' family then moved to Washington, North Carolina, where he attended Washington High School. He was the back-to-back MVP for the team's consecutive Class 3-A State Championships (1978-1979). He entered the University of Georgia in 1979 with an established reputation as an exciting player. Wilkins averaged 21.6 points a game over his career and was named SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 1981.
It's like 1989 all over again ... 'cause Dominique Wilkins is teaming up with a famous sneaker artist to swag out a sick pair of Reebok Pumps -- and it's all for charity. TMZ Sports spoke… READ MORE >
Michael Jordan should NOT have won the '88 Slam Dunk contest -- and only emerged victorious because the whole thing was RIGGED ... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons. The Sports Guy was in… READ MORE >
Dominique Wilkins hit up Rucker Park in NYC on Tuesday ... where he showed his jumper is still money, but what you really want to know is ... can he still throw it down? The Human… READ MORE >
So many sweaty dudes to choose from ... Ewing, Shaq, Duckworth ... but who's the perspiriest basketball player Dominique Wilkins ever played against in the NBA???Here's a hint ... all hail the… READ MORE >
Atlanta Hawks exec Dominique Wilkins -- former NBA great -- tells TMZ Sports ... he's not surprised by Donald Sterling's racist comments ... claiming racism is still a huge problem in the United… READ MORE >
Paula Deen's loss is Dominique Wilkins' gain ... the NBA legend is the new spokesperson for the diabetes medication that dumped Deen last year -- and he tells TMZ Sports he's focusing on educating… READ MORE >