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Wilkins, Barkley, Dumars, Auriemma, Vitale on list

Updated: February 18, 2006, 2:21 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Moments after he was chosen as a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame, Charles Barkley lobbied all 24 voters to elect Dominique Wilkins.

"Dominique should have got in last year," Barkley said Friday after the 16 finalists for the Class of 2006 were announced.

Dubbed "The Human Highlight Film" for his breathtaking above-the-rim game, Wilkins was a finalist last year but didn't make it. The Paris-born Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star and two-time slam dunk champion. ...

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