Wilkins came to be in Paris, France because his dad was stationed there while in the U. S. Air Force. Wilkins’ family then transferred to Washington, North Carolina, where he attended Washington Secondary school. He was the back-to-back MVP to the team’s consecutive Class 3-A Talk about Championships (1978-1979). Wilkins then starred inside the McDonald’s Game, The Money Classic, The Kentucky Derby Festivity Classic, and The Dapper Serta Classic All-Star Games. He’d 16 points and 12 rebounds inside the McDonald’s, 26 points inside the Capital, and 22 points inside the Derby Classic. He entered the College of Georgia in 1979 having an established reputation as an exciting player. Wilkins averaged 7. 6 points a activity over his career as well as was named SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 1981.  He left higher education after his junior season and was selected 3rd overall (behind James Deserving and Terry Cummings) from the Utah Jazz in this 1982 NBA Draft.
In 1985 while playing for the Atlanta Hawks Dominique became the 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion for his famous Windmill Slam Dunk. Wilkins then again tried to take the the contest back to back but was beaten by Michael Jordan. During this time he earned player of the week multiple weeks in the 1987 season as well as a spot on the NBA Second Team as well as making the All Star Team. As he excelled in regular season games he helped elevate his team by making it all the way to the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals. However with the disappointing loss Dominique’s was able to bounce back and in 1990 Wilkins regained his status with all his slam dunks and became the 1990 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion once again for other classic dunks like the Pump Dunk and the Double Pump Dunk as well as other Power Dunks. Although he had much success in the dunk competition his team failed to make the playoffs and went on to make his sixth East All Star Team and became the Comeback Player of the Year. He also assisted the 1994 World Champion Dream Team II. From there Dominique Wilkins went on to play in the Greek League and became a Euro League Champion in 1996 thus allowing him to return to the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, He then went back to Europe and played in the Italian League in 1998 which led to his return and retirement in the NBA with the Orlando Magic. Dominique will always be remembered as legend slam dunk champion but also a basketball icon in both the NBA and in Europe. To stay up to date with all your favorite and new slam dunks be sure to sign up for the Best Slam Dunk subscriber list.