NBA icon Dominique Wilkins remembers his 1988 All-Star Dunk Contest duel with Michael Jordan. Live NBA All-Star Saturday Night Sunday 17th February 1:00am Wilkins' famous head to head with the six-time NBA champion in Chicago forms part of Jordan's rich All-Star legacy, one that continues this weekend as the team he owns, the Charlotte Hornets, host the 2019 All-Star festivities. Wilkins, known as the 'Human Highlight Reel', led going into the final round before Jordan completed his trio of slams with his iconic free-throw line dunk that scored a perfect 50 and earned 'His Airness' a second straight Dunk Contest triumph. Three decades later Wilkins recalls: "I think it was the greatest Dunk Contest ever because you had two great players competing. I wanted to know who the best was. The energy in that place on that night was unbelievable. "Dunking was a part of my game that I cherished and going against a guy with the same type of ability like Michael Jordan... he was … [Read more...] about All-Star Weekend 2019: Dominique Wilkins remembers 1988 Dunk Contest duel with Michael Jordan
The Dr. Pepper TEN Classic's opening game between Atlanta Holy Spirit and our town's Hamilton Heights Christian Academy was less than five seconds old Friday night when Holy Spirit's Anthony Edwards emphatically delivered a dunk to end all dunks, much to the delight of the packed house at McCallie School's Student Activities Center. Then, a few seconds later, he deftly feathered through a long 3-pointer off the left side, just in case anyone was still wondering why he's regarded as no worse than the second best player in the country in the 2019 recruiting class. Said Hamilton Heights coach Zach Ferrell of Edwards after the senior had scored 34 points in a 72-68 loss to the Hawks: "He's a pro. He's a certain lottery pick down the road. He has everything you'd want in a player. He's athletic; he's skilled; he's composed. He's pretty much got a pro body (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) now. He's the best player we've gone against all year, and we've faced (James) Wiseman twice." For those who don't … [Read more...] about Wiedmer: Could Georgia get its best hoops signee since Dominique Wilkins?
By Steve Bulpett | [email protected] | Boston HeraldDecember 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm Take the highest priced ticket for Friday night’s Celtics-Hawks game and double it. That’s what you would have paid to be standing on the sideline an hour before tipoff as Dominique Wilkins and Danny Ainge dribbled down memory lane, each story topping the last. There were tales of Larry Bird’s legendary trash talk and a full recounting of April 24, 1983 when Atlanta center Tree Rollins bit Ainge’s right middle finger as the two wrestled on the Old Garden floor. Ainge even showed the mark that still endures two knuckles down on the palm side of the finger. Later, after Danny had moved on, Wilkins laughed and said, “That is so great. I love that. We talk about all the crazy stuff from back then — stuff we did, stuff we said. You can’t buy them conversations, man. They’re priceless. I look forward to talking to guys like Danny and guys I fought … [Read more...] about Dominique Wilkins waxes eloquently about Danny Ainge and the crazy old days
The Associated Press Updated 4:10 pm CDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Photo: Mark J. Terrill, AP Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young speaks to reporters during their NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young speaks to reporters during their NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. Photo: John Bazemore, AP Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) takes a photo of himself and and forward John Collins (20) during their NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. Atlanta … [Read more...] about The Latest: Doc Rivers urging eligible players ‘to go vote’
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 24, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: September 24, 2018 at 6:09 am The Warriors might have already anticipated it. The other 29 NBA teams might have already dreaded it. The Warriors will win the 2018-19 NBA championship. Perhaps so. They have won three NBA titles in the past four years. And if it wasn’t already overwhelming to stop four All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors’ opponents will likely feel even more flummoxed with an added All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins. That does not mean, however, that the Warriors can just roll out the ball before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy once again. They do have to try. And opponents will do everything they can in hopes to stop them. Therefore, the Warriors face some questions entering training camp. Here are five of them that will likely be asked Monday on Media Day: The Warriors might … [Read more...] about Warriors’ five biggest questions entering training camp