Dominique Wilkins' Brother Gerald, Ex-Knicks Guard, Arrested on Battery Charges

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2020

Chicago’s Michael Jordan races past New York’s Gerald Wilkins (21) as he goes to the hoop during the second half of Sunday’s NBA playoff game in Chicago on April 29, 1991. Jordan chipped in 26 points as the Bulls beat the Knicks 89-79 to go up 2-0 in the best-of-five series. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)
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Former NBA player Gerald Wilkins, the younger brother of NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia on Tuesday and charged with two counts of misdemeanor simple battery and one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass, per TMZ Sports

While the details of his latest arrest are unclear, Wilkins also has had prior legal issues.

Per TMZ's report, "Officials say he attacked a work colleague back on June 9... and was also involved in a domestic incident on June 6. Before that, Wilkins was charged with assault for allegedly trying to force his way into a woman's home back in May."

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Wilkins "was sent to the hospital for a mental health evaluation" after his arrests in June. 

Wilkins, 56, spent 14 seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Vancouver Grizzlies and Orlando Magic, averaging 13 points and three assists per game in his career. He set a career high with 19.1 points per game with the Knicks in the 1986-87 season, his second year in the league.