|Born||January 11, 1957|
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 2015 (aged 58)|
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||251 lb (114 kg)|
|High school||Maynard Evans (Orlando, Florida)|
|NBA draft||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Number||53, 45, 50|
|1982–1987||New Jersey Nets|
|1989–1991||Auxilium Torino (Italy)|
|1991–1992||Olimpia Philips Milano (Italy)|
|1992–1994||Libertas Forlì (Italy)|
|1995–1996||Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)|
|1999–2000||Winnipeg Cyclone (IBA)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||8,733 (12.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,432 (6.1 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,023 (1.4 bpg)|
Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He was known for his days with the NBA's 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.
References[change | change source]
- "'Chocolate Thunder' name came from Stevie Wonder". Eye on Basketball. CBS Sports. August 6, 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- Broussard, Chris (February 15, 2004). "A Game Played Above the Rim, Above All Else". The New York Times.
- "Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58". ESPN.go.com. Retrieved August 27, 2015.