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The Brothers' Magic Act
Jeff Pearlman
March 08, 1999
For the first time in their long careers, the Wilkinses suit up on the same team
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March 08, 1999

The Brothers' Magic Act

For the first time in their long careers, the Wilkinses suit up on the same team

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The older brother picks on the younger brother, as older brothers worldwide are officially required to do. "I had no idea Gerald could play ball," says 39-year-old Dominique Wilkins. "Not when he was so busy collecting bottles."

Snap!

"At least I had money in my pocket," says 35-year-old Gerald Wilkins, smiling mischievously. "You were probably broke."

Snap back!

DOMINIQUE: "At least I could play ball."

Snap! Snap!

GERALD: "I was just a late starter. You know, me and 'Nique are the NBA's alltime brother scoring leaders."

DOMINIQUE: "By a lot."

GERALD: "A whole lot."

Dominique raises his fist, cool-like. Gerald does the same. They touch briefly, smile. "I wanted 'Nique to get here—real, real bad," says Gerald, who is in his third season with the Orlando Magic. "At the start of training camp, I told [coach] Chuck Daly, ' 'Nique can really help us out. The man can still play.' "

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