You have to hand it to Dominique Wilkins, he really is an OG. Playing during a time when “defense” was actually in the NBA’s vocabulary, the Hall of Famer has a valid point. He indicated that, even at 54 years old, he could’ve put up 40 against the Bobcats. While far-fetched, we get what he’s stepping in.
Watch the film. No close outs on D, doubles were late, rotations were slow. It was too easy to score. At 54 y/o I could drop 40 on that D
— Dominique Wilkins (@DWilkins21) March 4, 2014
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