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blackmaleradio BMR Black Male History June 29: Jacques Dominique Wilkins left college after his junior year and was selected third overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1982 NBA draft. Cash flow problems within the Utah Jazz organization, along with Wilkins's reluctance to play with the Jazz, led to his trade to the Atlanta Hawks several months after the draft. With the exception of his rookie season and his last three NBA seasons, Wilkins never averaged fewer than 20 points per game and captured a scoring title in 1985–86 with an average of 30.3 points per game. Wilkins was instrumental in the Hawks' prominence in the 1980s, when the club recorded four consecutive 50-win seasons during the decade. As Wilkins entered his thirties and the Hawks needed more of an all-around contribution from their star, Wilkins averaged 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the 1990–91 season. A nine-time NBA All-Star and the winner of two NBA slam dunk contests, Wilkins registered 26,668 points and 7,169 rebounds in his NBA career. As of 2014, he ranks 12th on the NBA scoring list. 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 Hawks on January 13, 2001. He is one of four players whose jerseys have been retired by the Hawks. #dominiquewilkins #atlantahawks #utahjazz #nbadraft #nba #legend #inspiration #basketball #blackhistory #slamdunk #champion #sports #blackmaleradio #atlanta 15h

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thisdayinhoops June 29, 1982 - The San Diego Clippers selected Terry Cummings with the 2nd overall pick and the Utah Jazz selected Dominique Wilkins with the 3rd overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft. (September 2, 1982: Dominique Wilkins was Traded by the Utah Jazz to the Atlanta Hawks for John Drew and Freeman Williams.)
*-Other Notable Picks.
1-James Worthy - LAL
4-Bill Garnett - DAL
5-LaSalle Thompson - KCK
6-Trent Tucker - NYK
7-Quintin Dailey - CHI
8-Clark Kellogg - IND
9-Cliff Levingston - DET
11-Fat Lever - POR
12-John Bagley - CLE
13-Sleepy Floyd - NJN
16-Terry Teagle - HOU
18-Ricky Pierce - DET
20-Paul Pressey - MIL
Round 2
27-Fred Roberts - MIL
31-Rod Higgins - CHI
35-Derek Smith - GSW
Round 3
48-Craig Hodges - SDC
Round 4
72-Mark Eaton - UTA
74-Mike Sanders - KCK
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cmcmill49 #dominiquewilkins is a really great ball player. It was great hearing his story at the Atlanta Hawks draft social. #sodeserving 22h

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milroy9 @ricardocarrillo3 no trip to ATL would be complete without a photo of 'Nique #atlantahawks #dominiquewilkins 2d

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king_tut41 I am not tre, but they noe I'm the truth.. -human Highlight #Dominiquewilkins #yestrrday 3d

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ampharris #IBE45 #IBESLAMDUNKContest looking for the best Dunkers. #Repost if you know someone who can impress NBA slam Dunk Champs #DominiqueWilkins #FredJones Sat July 18 #Indianapolis at the #IndianaConventionCenter upload your IG slam dunk video to @inblackexpoinc or @ampharris for more info go www.indianablackexpo.com 3d

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king_epps31 Great Turnout at Phillips Arena. Hawks making some moves...Let's see what they do next #hawksdraftparty #timhardawayjr #nbadraft2015 #humanhighlightfilm #dominiquewilkins 4d

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karadesouza Because somedays you get to hang with an Atlanta icon....DOMINIQUE WILKINS!!!! We're kinda star struck 😎 this is the coolest! @ayerleonardo #AtlantaHawks #hawksdraftparty #truetoatlanta #dominiquewilkins 4d

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weknowbasketball We never give shoutouts. Ever.
This is an exception because @nbainthe90s is just THAT GOOD.
If your first #HipHop album was a tape, if you saw #DominiqueWilkins play LIVE (not on YouTube), if you saw #WhiteMenCantJump in the theater & owned a #CrossColours / @crosscoloursla shirt that costs your parents $49.99...this account is a must-follow.

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allie_munroe Great honor to work with Jenny's Paper Ink on this Atlanta Hawks invitation! #invitation #acrylic #silkscreen #atlantahawks #basketball #custom #dominiquewilkins21 #dominiquewilkins #alliemunroe 7d

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natural_aspiration Kickin back with one of my latest and favorite shoe cops of all: the Dominique Wilkins' Reebok Pump Twilight Zone! These were the first shoes that I ever wanted as a kid back in 2nd grade! #throwback #reebok #reebokpump #dominiquewilkins #thehumanhighlightfilm #80skids #80s #90s #retro #kicksoftheday #retrokicks 1w

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