Darryl Dawkins (born 11 January 1957) 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.
- ^ "'Chocolate Thunder' name came from Stevie Wonder". Eye on Basketball. CBS Sports. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
- ^ Broussard, Chris (15 February 2004). "A Game Played Above the Rim, Above All Else". The New York Times.
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