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Dominique Wilkins

Named Nba All-star For Sixth Time

For the sixth time in his career, Wilkins was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game during the 1990-91 season. Averaging 25.9 points and 9 assists per game for the season as a whole, he was honored by being named NBA Player of the Week during January 1991 and Player of the Month for February. Wilkins led the Hawks in scoring for the eighth consecutive season. Injury brought an early end to Wilkins's 1991-92 season but not before he was named an NBA All-Star for the seventh time in his career. During a game against Philadelphia in late January 1992, he ruptured his Achilles tendon, forcing him to miss the All-Star Game and the last 40 games of the season. Prior to his injury, Wilkins was averaging 28.1 points per game.

Chronology

1960 Born in Paris, France, on January 12
1978 Graduates from high school in Washington, North Carolina
1982 Enters NBA draft after junior year at University of Georgia and is drafted by Utah Jazz
1982 Refuses to sign with the Jazz and is traded to Atlanta Hawks
1992 Marries Nicole Berry on September 26
1994 Traded by Hawks to Los Angeles Clippers
1994-95 Plays for Boston Celtics
1995-96 Plays for Panathinaikos Athens of Greek League
1996-97 Plays for San Antonio Spurs
1997-98 Plays for Teamsystem of Bologna, Italy
1999 Retires from pro basketball after season with the Orlando Magic
2000 Hired as special assistant to executive vice president of Atlanta Hawks

Wilkins bounced back from his injury in 1992-93 to score his 20,000th point in the Hawks' season opener against the New York Knicks. He also set an NBA record by sinking 23 free throws in a row without missing and set career and team highs with a total of 120 three-pointers for the season. For the season as a whole, he averaged 29.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Although Wilkins enjoyed another strong season in 1993-94, he was traded in February 1994 to the Los Angeles Clippers. For the season as a whole, he averaged 26 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. After finishing up the 1993-94 season in Los Angeles, Wilkins returned to the East Coast, signing on with the Boston Celtics for the 1994-95 season, but he still did not feel at home. The following season he played for Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek League, leading the team to the European Championship. He returned to the United States for the 1996-97 season, playing for the San Antonio Spurs, but his scoring average, while still quite respectable, had dropped sharply to 18.2 points per game.

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