Dominique: The Guy Kobe Just Passed for No. 10

It takes an immense amount of awe-inspiring dunks, memorable plays and clutch performances to earn the nickname, “Human Highlight Film.” For former all-star and current Hall of Fame swingman Dominique Wilkins, his collection of highlight plays and rim rocking dunks did just that.

Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks out of the University of Georgia in 1981, Wilkins’ talents and skill quickly garnered him attention around the league, as he became a widespread fan-favorite – but more importantly, a great player.

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJhMNPuiwyI

While he was known for his unparalleled athleticism and “new school” style dunks, he was a tremendous scorer as well as he took home a scoring title in 1986 (just before Michael Jordan made the crown permanently his) and finished his career with a scoring average of 24.8 PPG. His 26,668 total career points were good for 10th all-time until another one of the game’s greats surpassed him last night.

When Kobe Bryant passed ‘Nique last night to take over the 10th spot on the all-time scoring list, he did more than jump over an incredible dunker; he surpassed one of the game’s greatest scorers and players.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Discusses Challenges Of Changing Style Of Play Without Practice Time

Following a four-game winning streak after the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers have dismantled, losing three consecutive…

Lakers News: Nick Young Defends Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma Over Diss Track

The Los Angeles Lakers have been rebuilding around a core of young players who have changed the energy around…

Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Downplays Marshall University Rumors

[new_royalslider id=”138″] Prior to the Los Angeles Lakers tipping off with the…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Compliments Lonzo Ball’s Ability To Handle Pressure

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton complimented rookie point guard Lonzo Ball’s ability to handle pressure, something he learned as a kid…