Throwback Thursday: NBA Statues

VIDEO: The Starters: Dominique Wilkins Statue

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Today’s Topic: NBA Statues

The Atlanta Hawks will immortalize legendary forward Dominique Wilkins with a statue unveiling at Phillips Arena on Saturday. Wilkins was a 9-time All-Star and averaged 26.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals during his 12 seasons with the Hawks.

As Atlanta prepares to set Wilkins’ history in stone, this Throwback Thursday, we look back at other NBA legends who have been immortalized through statue.

Gallery: Throwback Thursday: NBA Statues

Which NBA statue do you like best? Leave your comments below!


  1. Big Rod says:

    Kareem’s sky hook, cuz no one has been able to master the hook shoot like he did.

  2. Darrell P says:

    Please correct Wilt Chamberlain’s rebound average (He averaged over 22 per game, not 11) and Bill Russell’s career was 13 seasons long. These are nice tributes but inaccuracies minimize their accomplishments.

  3. GoMavs says:

    I have seen the John Stockton and the Karl Malone ones in person at the Energy Solutions Arena!

  4. jaytuduri says:

    While not on the same league as these guys. Ginobili Statue in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  5. WolvesOnTheRUn says:

    Would be nice to see Nash get one in Pheonix when he retires.