RIP CHOCOLATE THUNDER

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  1. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

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    Darryl Dawkins Dies
    NBA Dunk Legend Dead at 58
    (Update)
    8/27/2015 11:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


    NBA legend Darryl Dawkins -- nicknamed "Chocolate Thunder" for his monster dunks -- has died at the age of 58 ... TMZ Sports has confirmed.

    Officials tell us ... a family member called 911 to respond to a medical emergency this morning -- and Dawkins was transported to a nearby hospital.

    Unfortunately, Dawkins was not able to recover and was pronounced dead at 11:19 AM. The nature of the medical emergency is unclear at this point.

    We're told there was nothing suspicious about his death and no indication of foul play.

    An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

    Dawkins was the first basketball player to be drafted to the NBA straight outta high school when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

    Dawkins played in the NBA until 1989 ... and also spent time playing with the Harlem Globetrotters.

    The guy was a pioneer of the monster dunk -- and threw down with such force that he shattered TWO backboards in 1979.

    Dawkins was always cool with us ... and just last year explained how Stevie Wonder gave him his famous nickname.

    R.I.P.



    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/08/27/darryl-dawkins-dies-nba-dunk-legend-dead-at-58/#ixzz3k2zKOCBi

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    RIP dunking man. :rip:
     
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  2. Cheri

    Cheri Skunk VIP

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    My husband calls the aftermath of a Taco Bell meal chocolate thunder.
     
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  3. PullMyFinger

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    Chocolate Thunder was going to be my porn name.
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    Oh god dammit :sad:
     
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    I met him years ago and had his autograph.
    RIP
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    First high school player ever to go directly into the NBA.
     
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    This sucks
     
  9. eliasbboy

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    That might just be code. I don't think your husband is really going to Taco Bell when he leaves the house. :scared: