There’s quietly a bidding war over the Atlanta Hawks now that owner Bruce Levenson’s days with the organization are limited due to a racist email written in 2012 becoming public. In fact, the one and only “Human Highlight Film,” Dominique Wilkins, is said to be very interested in buying the team.
Multiple NBA sources tell us … Dominique is “extremely interested” in becoming the next owner of the Hawks — and has already been pre-approved for ownership by the NBA.
We’re told Wilkins — who has amassed his own small fortune over the years — has partnered up with a “very well-known businessman” who believes Wilkins would be the best person to lead the Hawks back to NBA glory.
Of course, Levenson recently tendered his letter of resignation as current Hawks owner after an incredibly racist email he wrote back in 2012 came to light … in which he complained that too many black people were attending his games.
Wilkins is a NBA Hall of Famer, who played for the Hawks for 12 years, during which he made the team a major contender in the Eastern Conference.
The names of other prospective buyers have yet to be divulged, but we’re sure that ATLiens wouldn’t mind if ‘Nique was at the helm of the organization.