The Atlanta Hawks held a press conference concerning the sale of the team. But it was also revealed that a Hawks legend will be getting his own statue very soon. It’s long overdue, in fact. Via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Dominque Wilkins will get a statue on March 6, 2015.
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 16, 2014
Dominique Wilkins played 12 of his 16 NBA seasons with Atlanta, where he’s the franchise leader in points, games played, and minutes. He’s also the 12th all-time leading scorer in NBA history with 26,668 points. Wilkins was the leading scorer in the 1985-86 season and was a two-time slam dunk champion. With all these accolades, it’s a wonder what took the Hawks so long to get him a statue.
Congrats to ‘Nique.
UPDATE: Dominique Wilkins has posted the mock-up of his statue on his Twitter account. I like the pose that they’re going to use:
For everyone asking, yes, the mock up and pose is done. It is quite impressive. I couldn't have been more blown away! pic.twitter.com/MNEWwtYqdy
— Dominique Wilkins (@DWilkins21) September 17, 2014
Wilkins picture courtesy of Getty Images.