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Date of Birth 11 January 1957Orlando, Florida, USA
Date of Death 27 August 2015Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameDarryl Ricardo Dawkins
Nicknames Chocolate Thunder
The Dawk
Height 6' 11" (2.11 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Darryl Dawkins was born on January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Darryl Ricardo Dawkins. He was an actor, known for The Big Bang (1989), WrestleMania 2 (1986) and Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? (2000). He was married to Janice Hoderman, Robbin Thornton and Kelly Barnes. He died on August 27, 2015 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Spouse (3)

Janice Hoderman (12 October 2001 - 27 August 2015) (his death) (2 children)
Robbin Thornton (5 August 1988 - 1998) (divorced)
Kelly Barnes (September 1986 - 1 November 1987) (her death)

Trivia (8)

Center for the Philadelphia 76ers (1975-1982)
Known for damaging backboards with his dunks.
Used to name his dunks. Some of his more memorable names: 'Yo Mama', 'Dunk You Very Much', 'Spine Chiller Supreme', 'Get Out of the Wayin', Backboard Swayin', Game Delayin', If You Ain't Groovin', You Best Get Movin'', 'Chocolate Thunder Flying, Glass Flying, Rump Roastin', Bun Toastin', Robinzine Crying, Glass Still Flying, Baby's Crying, Cat's Crying, Glass Breaker I Am Jam.'
Joined the NBA straight out of high school in 1977.
Second player in NBA history to break a backboard in an NBA game during play (Gus Johnson of the Baltimore Bullets was the first).
Patented the "Gorilla" dunk, where he would bring the ball behind his head with two hands, then throw the ball through the hoop with trmendous force.
Shattered a backboard on a dunk at Kansas City's Kemper Arena in a game in 1979. Days later, he broke a backboard in his own home arena, the Philadelphia Spectrum, in a game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Coach of the Newark Express of the ABA. [October 2005]

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