what is dominique wilkins net worth?
Dominique Wilkins is a retired American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $16 million. Dominique is best known for playing 11 seasons with the NBA’s Atlanta Falcons. nine-time nba all-star, he is considered one of the best shooters in nba history. Beyond the Hawks, Wilkins also briefly played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic, as well as professional teams in Greece and Italy.
his ability to dunk earned him the nickname of “the most outstanding film of humans”. Wilkins defeated Michael Jordan in the 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He also won the competition in 1990. Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. After retiring, he served as Vice President of Basketball of the Falcons and worked as a color analyst. His business ventures include the Dominic Wilkins Basketball Academy and even a private label wine brand.
early years and early career
dominique wilkins was born in 1960 in paris, france, where his father was stationed as an aviator in the united states air force. He and his family subsequently moved to Dallas, Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland, before finally settling in Washington, North Carolina, where Wilkins attended Washington High School. there, in both 1978 and 1979, he became the most valuable player in the team’s class 3-a state championships. Wilkins also starred in the McDonald’s All-American Game, the Capital City Classic, and the Kentucky Derby Festival.
In 1979, Wilkins enrolled at the University of Georgia; Playing for the Bulldogs, he averaged 21.6 points per game and was named the second men’s basketball player of the year in 1981. After his junior year, Wilkins dropped out of college to pursue his professional career.
start with the atlanta falcons
although selected by the utah jazz in the 1982 nba draft, wilkins did not want to play in utah. Consequently, Jazz traded him to the Atlanta Falcons months later. Among his earliest accomplishments, Wilkins scored his first championship slam dunk at NBA All-Star Weekend during the 1984-1985 season. He finished the season with a 27.4 scoring average and led the NBA in field goal attempts. However, it was during the 1985-1986 season that Wilkins really exploded. He won the league scoring title averaging 30.3 points per game and captured the first of nine NBA All-Star titles. Even greater heights were reached in the 1987-1988 season, when Wilkins recorded his career-high scoring average of 30.7. though his scoring average dropped the next season, he was named an all-star for the fourth straight year and shot a career-best .844 from the free throw line. Thanks to Wilkins’s contributions, the Falcons posted four straight 50-win seasons during the 1980s.
atlanta falcons in the 90s
Wilkins’ greatest success came in the 1990-1991 season, when he averaged a career-best 9 rebounds and led the Hawks in scoring for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, he made his sixth All-Star game appearance, leading the East to a 116-114 victory over the West. Despite tearing his Achilles tendon the following season, Wilkins was able to score his 20,000th career point, becoming the sixteenth player to reach that mark. He made a full recovery the next season, winning the NBA Player of the Year award. In December 1993, Wilkins set an NBA record for the most free throws made in a game without missing, hitting 23 shots against the Chicago Bulls.
Clippers and Celts
After a little over 11 years with the Hawks, Wilkins was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 1994. He would finish the season with a 26.0 scoring average, ranking fourth in the NBA. Following the end of the season, Wilkins became a free agent and signed with the Boston Celtics. Soon after, he became part of what became known as “Dream Team II” and helped win the gold medal at the 1994 World Basketball Championships.
In 1995, unsatisfied with his place in the Celtics, Wilkins signed a two-year contract with Greek league side Panathinaikos. after a rough start to the season, he began to flourish, averaging 20.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. furthermore, in 1996 he helped the team reach the final four of the euroleague. he had 35 points and 8 rebounds in the semifinal against cska, and 16 points and 10 rebounds in the final against barcelona. For his performances, Wilkins received the Final Four MVP award. Furthermore, he helped Panathinaikos to win the Greek Cup.
For the 1996-1997 season, Wilkins returned to the NBA and signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs. The following season, he went back abroad to sign with the Italian Bologna league team system. With that team he averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in 34 games. he also played 20 games in the fiba euroleague season, averaging 17.9 points and 7 rebounds. In 1998, Wilkins returned to the NBA, playing the final season of his career with the Orlando Magic alongside his brother Gerald. Wilkins ultimately recorded 26,668 points and 7,169 rebounds throughout his NBA career.
personal life and business
Wilkins married his first wife, Nicole Berry, in 1992; They divorced in 2003. Together, they had four children: Alysandra, Aiysha, Chloe, and Danielle. In 2006, Wilkins married Robin Campbell, with whom he has a son, Jacob.
wilkins has been involved in several business ventures in his post-game career. Since 2004, he has served as the Atlanta Hawks’ vice president of basketball, working in a number of managerial roles. he is also a color analyst for falcons games on “fsn south”. In 2010, he partnered with 24 Hours of Fitness to develop his Dominique Wilkins Basketball Academy, which held camps, clinics and workouts in Pearl City, Hawaii. Later, he released the Wilkins Private Reserve Wine Label.