RIP Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins!!

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  1. ARM

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    I'm really starting to believe in premonitions now. I had this awful feeling when I left the house someone I love would pass away today. Sure enough - it happened to an old hero of mine Darryl Dawkins.

    The guy JUST tweeted 16 hours ago!!

     
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    RIP chocolate man

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    :( possibly the greatest dunker of all time. R.I.P.
     
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    The Grim Reaper is NEVER far away.
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    Oblivion awaits us all.
     
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    "The Babymaker" was my favorite dunk name that he had. RIP funnyman.

    It bums me out to think about when Basketball was good.
     
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    Definitely POWER dunker!! They changed the rules for him and got break away rims.

     
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    Ohhhh, this makes me so sad :(

    My father and I watched that infamous dunk that gloriously smashed the backboard.

    RIP, Big Guy :rip:
     
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    There have been many power dunkers of the years.....but he did it with such grace....it was like the basket was lowering itself to allow his dunks.
     
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    changed my video tribute
     
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    RIP Choc.Thund.
     
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    Philly Jews watching backboards break, ya know???
     
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    Used to see him at the Monmouth mall all the time when I was kid. Super cool.
     
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    AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Classic, vintage ARM!

    And true, too ;)
     
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    Probably the best and biggest personality in the history of the league.
     
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    :rip:

    Maybe the big guy returned to planet Lovetron.


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    Matt Lombardo | For NJ Advance Media By Matt Lombardo | For NJ Advance Media
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    on August 27, 2015 at 2:11 PM, updated August 27, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    NBA legend Darryl Dawkins died Thursday at the age of 58, according to a Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest spokesperson, who said Dawkins died there Thursday.

    No cause of death was given.

    After a 15-year NBA career that included stints with the Sixers and Nets, Dawkins played overseas, then took up residence in the Lehigh Valley.

    He earned the nickname "Chocolate Thunder," as coined by Stevie Wonder, for his trademark monstrous dunks. During his career two shattered backboards fell victim to his slams in a three-week period in 1979.

    Because of him, the NBA made backboard breaking an offense punishable by a fine and/or suspension.


    After seven seasons with the Sixers, Dawkins was traded to the Nets in 1982. Injuries, however, hampered the 6-11 Dawkins. He had stints with the Utah Jazz (1987) and Detroit Pistons (1987-89) before heading overseas.

    He played in Italy for two years before playing with the Harlem Globetrotters. After stints with Continental Basketball Association and International Basketball Association, he retired in 2000.

    Dawkins averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game throughout his NBA career.
     
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    Some long time Stern Show fans might get/remember this one. .... :D



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