Atlanta Hawks to Unveil a Dominique Wilkins Statue

by September 17, 2014

The Human Highlight Film is at last getting a statue. Dominique Wilkins, the greatest Atlanta Hawk of all, will strike a pose for all time outside Philips Arena next season.

The Hawks will unveil the sculpture of ‘Nique in March. Wilkins, who works for the team as a vice president and homer TV analyst, ended his Hawks career with the most points in franchise history (23,292), and also ranks second in steals, fourth in rebounds, sixth in blocked shots and seventh in assists. Per the AJC:

A group has contracted Hall of Fame sculptor Brian Hanlon to do the art work many believe long over due. Hanlon worked with Wilkins when he created the bust for his 2006 enshrinement. The sculpture will be unveiled on March 6, the day the Hawks host LeBron James and the Cavaliers.


“The first thing that comes to mind is that it immortalizes you,” Wilkins said Tuesday. “There is no better feeling in the world to know that you will be recognized for the rest of your life and even after you are gone it’s still going to be there.


“One of most important things, not just for me but for the city of Atlanta, is it’s a sign of appreciation for what they’ve done for me. This city made me who I am.”