Dominique Wilkins Rumors
Michael Jordan has remained mum on LaVar Ball’s boast that Ball could’ve schooled Jordan in a game of one-on-one and on Lonzo Ball’s claim that he could beat Jordan today. But a couple of Jordan’s pals are sounding off. Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, Hall of Famers whose careers overlapped with Jordan’s, scoffed at the Balls’ talk about beating Jordan. “It’s stupid,’’ Wilkins told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “Are they joking?” “Let me tell you something. They both would get embarrassed.”
Drexler, who played with Jordan on “The Dream Team” at the 1992 Olympics where the U.S. squad won the gold medal, said LaVar Ball simply is trying to drum up publicity. “Everything he’s doing is for attention and I’m not mad at him because that’s how people know who his son is,’’ Drexler told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “Think about it. Out of all the kids in the draft this season, whose name does everybody know more than anyone’s? See? “We came up when you actually had to do something for people to know who you are. So I have a different perspective on that.’’
He talks to retired stars such as Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, who stress to him the importance of a post-basketball career. He’ll dial up Moses Malone, who introduced him to golf and even Spencer Haywood, who became the first underclassman to play in the NBA after a landmark Supreme Court case. “Have a plan,” said Billups. “Boredom is what gets you in trouble.” He’ll always have golf. And he’s getting better.
Scott Cacciola: Dominique Wilkins wearing Snapchat glasses because why not pic.twitter.com/IppPc5P5FC
Craig Hodges: My kids and I arrived in Salt Lake City a day before the competition. As we stepped off the elevator at the hotel, Dominique Wilkins walked toward us. I waved. The last time Dominique and I had spoken, he and I were laying the wreath on Martin Luther King Jr.’s gravesite. “The Human Highlight Film,” as Wilkins was nicknamed, dropped his eyes, turned, and walked in the other direction. “Come on kids, let’s get to our room,” I said, already feeling disillusioned less than an hour after arriving in Utah. What was being said about me? I was confused.