Wilkins played college basketball at the University of Georgia. He was known as one of the best dunkers in NBA history, and earned the nickname “The Human Highlight Film,” for his athletic ability and highlight reel dunks. His trademark dunk was a powerful one- or two-handed windmill, dunks he used to capture the slam dunk contest titles in 1985 and 1990. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and in 2006, was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Overall, he participated in five slam dunk contests, winning two.