This isn't a Photoshopped graphic or a picture from some hell dimension.The great Dominique Wilkins actually played for the L.A. Clippers.
After what he deemed a "senseless" trade
from the Atlanta Hawks to the Los Angeles Clippers, Dominique said: "I've always wanted to be in Los Angeles and I'm happy to be with the Clippers. The Clippers are a team that will take care of me and that I will play hard for." -- March 21, 1994
Less than five months later, the Clippers withdrew a contract offer
and 'Nique signed a three-year deal
with the Boston Celtics.
As for the Hawks...they dealt the greatest and most-beloved player in franchise history AND a first round draft pick for Danny Manning. However, Manning played only 26 regular-season and 11 playoff games with the Hawks before rejecting a long-term contract offer
and signing with the Phoenix Suns. Which might have been for the best, since Manning blew out his knee and never really recovered.
On the bright side, 'Nique finally won that elusive championship
. If you count Euroleague and Greek Cup titles (which you don't.)
Labels: Atlanta Hawks, Classic quotology, Danny Manning, Dominque Wilkins, seneless trades