Darryl Dawkins as seen during his days with the Sixers. More than anything Darryl accomplished in his basketball career as the inimitable ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ he was most proud of his role and responsibility as a husband and father. Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins, the former Philadelphia 76ers player who gained fame for twice shattering backboards with his thunderous slam dunks, died Thursday, a friend of the family confirmed.
- Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart.
- New Jersey Nets Darryl Dawkins attempts to block a shot by Milwaukee Bucks Jack Sikma in this 1986 photo taken in East Rutherford, N.J.
- For now, let’s watch Chocolate Thunder destroying rims, and sharing his beliefs that Stevie Wonder is not blind .