ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks in March unveiled a statue of basketball great Dominique Wilkins.
The 13-and-a-half-foot-tall statue stands outside of Philips Area, the Downtown Atlanta stadium the Hawks call home. In his NBA career that spans 1,074 games, Wilkins averaged 24.8 points per game.
“We talk about being immortalized in your life,” ESPN quoted Wilkins as saying. “What bigger stage to stand on than to have a statue of you in front of the franchise and building that you love? I know nobody who loves this organization like I do … I bleed and breathe Hawks. Even when I played for other teams, I felt funny.”