Larry Bird makes a great joke about Dominique Wilkins statue

Friday March 6th, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a statue of the franchise's all-time leading scorer, Dominique Wilkins, on Thursday at an event that featured speeches from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Julius Erving, and a video message from Larry Bird.

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It was in the message from Bird that the best line of the event came, as the Celtics legend's love of trash talk shined through when discussing the statue.

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The statue will be placed outside of Philips Arena for fans to interact with, but Wilkins' former teammate Kevin Willis has a different plan for the statue.

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