Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins (born January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida) 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. His nickname, "Chocolate Thunder", was bestowed upon him by Stevie Wonder. He was known for his powerful dunks, which notably led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering the backboard on two occasions in 1979.

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... Dawkins is the author of Chocolate Thunder The Uncensored Life and Times of Darryl Dawkins (co-authored with Charley Rosen), which chronicles his on and off-the-court life as an NBA star ... In the book, Dawkins writes of some of the racism he encountered during his NBA career, playing alongside 76ers superstar Julius Erving, and his off-the-court ... Darryl Dawkins was briefly married to Kelly Barnes of Trenton, New Jersey ...