Yesterday, we lost one of our legendary figures in professional basketball, Darryl Dawkins. A man that became a legend for rattling backboards until they shattered. A man that would be known as “Chocolate Thunder,” after Stevie Wonder felt the vibrations from one of his slam dunks and nicknamed him. Famous for the slam dunks he would name: “The If-You-Ain’t-Groovin’, Best-Get-Movin’, Chocolate-Thunder-Flyin’, Robinzine-Cryin’, Teeth-Shakin’, Glass-Breakin’, Rump-Roastin’, Bun-Toastin’, Glass-Still Flyin’, Wham-Bam-I-Am-Jam.”
Darryl Dawkins would play 14 years in the NBA and although he would marry four times he stayed a cool dad to his children, it seems. He died at 58 from a heart attack, according to reports. He leaves behind three children in Alexis, Nick and Tabitha Dawkins.