'Ultimate' highlight: Wilkins elected to Hall of Fame

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  1. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

    Jun 9, 2000
    Dominique Wilkins, the Atlanta Hawks' all-time leading scorer and an icon of Georgia sports, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Wilkins has been informed of his election and has made plans to be in Indianapolis for the formal announcement on Monday, several people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

    Until Monday's announcement, Wilkins said with a smile, "mum's the word."

    For Wilkins, who electrified the city with his high-flying, high-scoring style of play in the 1980s and early 1990s, Hall of Fame election came in his second year of eligibility.

    Despite being the ninth leading scorer in NBA history, he did not receive the necessary 75 percent of votes from the selection committee last year. That snub "shocked" Wilkins, he said at the time, and angered Hawks fans and officials.

  2. double ML

    double ML Guest

    he shoulda been voted in the first time

    congrats 'nique
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