Happy birthday to the late great Connie Hawkins…
Nobody palmed the ball like The Hawk!
HBD to the late great Connie Hawkins, one of the biggest What Ifs in basketball history. He didn't make his NBA debut until the age of 27! pic.twitter.com/EqzFzTCmM7
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 17, 2021
A New York City playground legend, Connie Hawkins’ flamboyant style, and skill moved basketball to the next level. With acrobatic swoops, and monster dunks, Hawkins’s spectacular game and style was emulated by the next generation of superstars like Julius Erving and Michael Jordan.