The former basketball player Dominique Wilkins has a younger brother named Gerald Wilkins.
Gerald followed in his elder brother’s footsteps as he also played basketball.
The Wilkins brothers played together in the NBA for the same team in 1999 when both of them were at the end of their careers.
Dominique Wilkins‘s professional journey began when the Utah Jazz drafted him as the third overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft.
However, he was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks, where he spent the majority of his career playing for twelve seasons (1982-1994).
In addition to his time with the Hawks, he also played for the Los Angeles Clippers (1994), Boston Celtics (1994-95), San Antonio Spurs (1996-97), and Orlando Magic (1999).
Nicknamed “the Human Highlight Film,” Dominique was a nine-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA team member.
One of the most acrobatic slam dunkers in the NBA, he was the 1986 NBA scoring champion and two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1985, 1990).
Dominique Wilkins Brother Gerald Wilkins
The Wilkins brothers share an age gap of three years, with Dominique born on January 12, 1960, and Gerald born on September 11, 1963.
Furthermore, Dominique was born in Paris when his father was stationed in France as a part of the US Army, while Gerald was born in Atlanta.
Gerald played high school basketball at Benjamin Elijah Mays and collegiate basketball at Moberly Area CC and Chattanooga.
The New York Knicks drafted him in the second round as the 47th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft.
A key player on the Knicks’ team in the late 1980s, he consistently ranked as the second-leading scorer after Patrick Ewing.
Throughout his career, he played for the New York Knicks (1985-1992), Cleveland Cavaliers (1992-1994), Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-1996), and Orlando Magic (1996- 1999).
It was in his final season with the Magic that he and his elder brother Dominique had the opportunity to play together, although both featured only occasionally.
Father Of Three Children
Gerald Wilkins and his previous wife, Vita, share three children: Damien, Jasmyn, and Holli Wilkins.
His son Damien (born January 11, 1980) played in the NBA for ten seasons.
Moreover, he represented the national team at the 2015 PAN American Games, where he secured a bronze medal.
Presently, he is the head of basketball at Overtime Elite.
Similarly, Jasmyn Wilkins (born May 6, 1990) is the Miss Georgia USA 2012 and Miss USA 2012 4th runner-up.
She is a full-time fahsion model currently living in New York City.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she represents different model agencies, like Next Management, One Management, and Factor Chosen Model Management.
On a personal note, she is married to Cecil Tanner, a talent acquisition partner at Asana.
The youngest child, Holli Wilkins (born August 14, 1993), attended Wesleyan School and studied at Furman University.
Moreover, Holli was a member of the varsity basketball team in both high school and college.
She has been working as a senior account executive at Majority since June 2022.