NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins Has Passed Away at just 58 Years Old

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NBA legend Darryl Dawkins — nicknamed “Chocolate Thunder” for his monster dunks — has died at the age of 58, according to WFMZ.

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.

Written by Nick Endress

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