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ⓘ Darryl Dawkins




Darryl Dawkins
                                     

ⓘ Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins was an American professional basketball player. He was known for his days with the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. He also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. His nickname was "Chocolate Thunder". It was given to him by Stevie Wonder. He was known for his powerful dunks, which led the NBA to adopt breakaway rims because he shattered the backboard two times in 1979.

Dawkins died on August 27, 2015 from a heart attack in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at the age of 58.