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Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 28 2015 Aug 28, 2015 August 28, 2015 8:50 AM August 28, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PENNSYLVANIA- Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58. His backboard-shattering dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims.
    
The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Dawkins' family says he died of a heart attack.
    
Dawkins spent parts of 14 seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds in 726 career regular-season games.

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