Dominique Wilkins could swoop in seemingly from anywhere and slam-dunk over his competitors. They'd be looking one way, and, out of nowhere, he'd come flying in and surprise them. The other players wouldn't know what hit them.
It's ironic, then, that, at the end of his career, Wilkins found himself the recipient of an equally startling occurrence. The world-class athlete, a nine-time NBA all-star, was told he had type II diabetes.