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Dominique Wilkins

Related Biography: Basketball Player Gerald Wilkins

Wilkins's younger brother, Gerald, began playing professional basketball in 1985 as a guard for the New York Knicks. The brothers played on the same team in 1999, when Dominique joined the Orlando Magic, for which Gerald had been playing since 1996. Their time together with the Magic was brief, as before the strike-shortened 1998-99 season ended, both brothers had been released by the team.

Gerald Bernard Wilkins was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1963. Unlike his older brother, Dominique, he played little basketball as a boy. Wilkins played for the Washington (N.C.) High School team, but he was unable to break into the starting lineup. The family moved to Atlanta shortly before his senior year. There Wilkins played for Southwest High School.

Wilkins played one year at Moberly Area Junior College in Moberly, Missouri, before moving to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. After graduation, he was drafted by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft. Wilkins played for the Knicks from 1985 to 1992, the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1992 to 1995, the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995-96, and the Orlando Magic from 1996 until 1999.

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