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this is a discussion within the Pelicans Community Forum; Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read the full article at NOLA.com......

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Old 08-27-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Former NBA great Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dies of heart attack

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.

Read the full article at NOLA.com...
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:51 AM   #2
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Re: Former NBA great Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dies of heart attack

Wow. He's the only guy I remember breaking backboards, though there's been others, maybe just not as consistently/dramatically, . One of the few guys I can think of that went to the pro's straight out of high school also. Came to the Pistons in the twilight of his career, didn't play much but was a veteran presence in the "Bad Boy" era & helped Detroit win an NBA Championship.

It says a lot when they have to upgrade the equipment because of your game.

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Re: Former NBA great Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dies of heart attack

Love those Video's. R.I.P.
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