FS: What do you remember most about that night? Wilkins: “It was hot. It was hot in that building. It was standing room only! It was standing room only. I knew it was going to be a show. I knew it was going to come down to me and Michael before the contest. It was just his weekend. It came down to being probably the most epic ever.” FS: A lot of people think you should have won. Wilkins: “Probably. [Laughs] You know, I hear that every day. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about that dunk contest at least once. It’s amazing. You’re talking 25, 27 years later and we’re still talking about it. It was just a lot of fun for us.”
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In addition, Tiago Splitter could be moved with his $8.5 million salary attractive to some teams. Splitter has been injured and has not played a game this season. Splitter is one of several players with expiring contracts including Thabo Sefolosha, Kris Humphries, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala. Tim Hardaway Jr. is a restricted free agent and Millsap can opt out of the final year of his contract. The Hawks have had discussions with teams about Sefolosha and Hardaway.
Church’s Chicken® is introducing an Atlanta Hawks inspired meal deal to ring in the new year. The $5 Hawks Big Box will be sold at more than 40 Metro Atlanta area restaurants from now through June. The initial offering of the specially-priced meal comes with two pieces of hand-breaded chicken or three pieces of Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders, along with two small sides, a biscuit and a small drink. The second offer, beginning Feb. 27, features Church’s lemon-seasoned seafood and comes with a choice of two pieces of fish or eight pieces of shrimp, both served with a hush puppy, fries, cole slaw and a drink.