Darryl Dawkins facts for kids
Dawkins in 2009
|No. 53, 45, 50|
January 11, 1957|
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 2015
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|High school||Maynard Evans (Orlando, Florida)|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||251 lb (114 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1982–1987||New Jersey Nets|
|1989–1991||Auxilium Torino (Italy)|
|1991–1992||Olimpia Philips Milano (Italy)|
|1992–1994||Libertas Forlì (Italy)|
|1995–1996||Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)|
|1999–2000||Winnipeg Cyclone (IBA)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||8,733 (12.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,432 (6.1 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,023 (1.4 bpg)|
Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He was known for his days with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. He also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. His nickname was "Chocolate Thunder". It was given to him by Stevie Wonder. He was known for his powerful dunks, which led the NBA to adopt breakaway rims because he shattered the backboard two times in 1979.
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