The Human Highlight Film was a feature attraction for the NBA from 1982 all the way through to the 1999 season. Dominique Wilkins got to play against the best over his elongated career. The Bird led Celtics, the Showtime Lakers, the Bad Boy Pistons, Jordan’s Bulls, and even Kobe’s Lakers at the tail end of his career. The previous may in fact be why Wilkins, who happens to be the league’s 12th leading scorer all time, left the game without a ring.
Wilkins will be remembered for his high flying duel with his Airness in the 1985 dunk contest, he will also be remembered for the endless buckets he dropped on two decades of NBA greats.
Wilkins coming in at #44 finishes one spot ahead of Kevin Durant, and two spots in front of Paul Pierce. Not a bad ranking for a guy who never won a MVP award or Championship.
Third Overall Pick 1982 – Atlanta Hawks
One Time Scoring Champ
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Will Reeve (32).
The Barn Burner: Josh Eberley, Justin Rowan, Marc Griffin, and Justin Salkin (NR).
How did the other guys rank Wilkins: Robert Littal (33), Shane Young (35), Brian Geltzeiler (36), Adi Joseph (37), James Holas (38), Matt Drappel (40), Lang Greene (43), Jacob Noble (49), and Justin Termine (50).
#43 Wednesday, August 26.
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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