When George Gervin retired from the NBA, his four scoring titles were only surpassed by Wilt Chamberlain. After beginning his career with the Virginia Squires of the ABA, Gervin would be traded to the San Antonio Spurs to become one
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Dominique Wilkins Rewinds the Human Highlight Reel
Of all the greats to play pro basketball, perhaps no player elevated their game above the rim more than Dominique Wilkins. But the nine-time NBA All-Star was much more than just a dunker.
How did you discover basketball?
My older brother Bailey played. I grew up in a poor section of Indianapolis, and there wasn’t much to do. We didn’t have any money. I couldn’t go downtown, because they wouldn’t allow blacks downtown. And
How small is Crawford, Mississippi, the town where you grew up?
Crawford is so small that if you blink, you’re going to miss it! (laughs) It’s got a population of about 2,000 people. It’s a very nice place with good people—country
You were a Hall of Famer and an eight-time All-Pro for the Los Angeles Rams. You still hold the record for 184 consecutive starts at strong-side defensive end. How do you feel today?
Just getting older, brother (laughs). I am extremely