Darryl Dawkins

Basketball Player-coach
Born Jan 11, 1957
Age 59
Hometown City of Orlando
Height 6' 11'' (2.1m)
Weight 113853.6000000000...

Darryl Dawkins is a retired American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. He was nicknamed "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks, which notably led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering the backboard on two occasions in 1979.… Read More

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