The Atlanta Hawks are set to honor the greatest player in team history, Dominique Wilkins, with a 9-ton statue in front of Philips Arena on Friday. Now, statues are great. You can take pictures in front of them, and they’ll last long after a person has passed from this mortal coil. But wouldn’t it be something to have a street named after you?
Someone as awesome as the Human Highlight Film deserves both, after all. And on Thursday, the city of Atlanta named the street in front of the arena after Wilkins.
The stretch of Centennial Olympic Park Drive outside Philips has been named "Dominique Wilkins Lane" by City Council. pic.twitter.com/x0yDVeLRjX