Darryl Dawkins

NBA legend Daryl Dawkins passed away today at the age of 58. Pennsylvania radio station WFMZ confirmed the news.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Dawkins was the first NBA player to break a backboard with a slam dunk during a televised game in the 1970s. his prowess above the rim earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder" (see video below).

Dawkins shattered so many backboards, that the NBA finally got tired of replacing them and ordered all NBA backboards replaced with shatterproof backboards.

Backboards were also refitted with "breakaway rims" to make them collapse under pressure rather than shatter.

Dawkins also made NBA history when he became the first player drafted out of high school.

He played most of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets

Thanks to loyal reader Marcella B. for the tip.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Only 58. RIP my friend.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Only 58. RIP my friend.

  • Heartland

    Oh. Why did i think this was gonna be about Phaedras stripper client that was on RHOA with the humongous daaaack!

  • Heartland

    Oh. Why did i think this was gonna be about Phaedras stripper client that was on RHOA with the humongous daaaack!

  • Tippie Toes

    Gosh I hope drugs were not involved

  • Tippie Toes

    Gosh I hope drugs were not involved

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • mzwhang90210

    Dude was FIYAH!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Dude was FIYAH!!

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    Honestly, I read the title and instantly thought it was a stripper and since this is the garden I figured gay would be in the article along with HIV/AIDS.

    RIP to the NBA chocolate thunder.

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    Honestly, I read the title and instantly thought it was a stripper and since this is the garden I figured gay would be in the article along with HIV/AIDS.

    RIP to the NBA chocolate thunder.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Don't feel bad, me too, lol!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Don't feel bad, me too, lol!

  • MisTaken

    RIP. I didn't know about him. He was slightly before my time and I normally know about legends. I feel bad. Anyways ya'll carry on and be blessed. TTYL

  • MisTaken

    RIP. I didn't know about him. He was slightly before my time and I normally know about legends. I feel bad. Anyways ya'll carry on and be blessed. TTYL

  • mzwhang90210

    Dude was FIYAH!!
    RIP sir.

  • mzwhang90210

    Dude was FIYAH!!
    RIP sir.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    I WOOD ask you to simply EXIT...but I DIED!!!!:'))))))

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    I WOOD ask you to simply EXIT...but I DIED!!!!:'))))))

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    See ya later Darryl

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    See ya later Darryl

  • MookieFly

    RIP Darryl ?

  • MookieFly

    RIP Darryl ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace

  • Sexy CJ

    R.I.P...............

  • Sexy CJ

    R.I.P...............

  • i troll it like i see it

    I thought it was going to be about Randy Watkins but that's Mr. S*xual Chocolate I believe, if I can recall correctly....I thought it was a joke at first

  • Sassy24

    Sad. My condolences to his family.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    RIP sir can't show my azz tonight out of respect for you .... rest well my brother

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    My sentiments exactly. I just knew I was gonna see a reference to wrap it up or an HIV tag or something. No assumptions, no nathen...Just a simple explanation of who he was and what he did?? They say it was a heart attack girl, Life is never easy for us Brothas, no matter what...Even the neo-brothas, the non nigraz like that gay yella boy at CNN...You know playing the role like he does has got to take its toll Chile...Hence why that other anchor/gay yella boy did what he did yeaterday?? One day, I swear one day...I shall return to the Motherland (or Motherland adjacent) and never look back on this God forsakin land??

  • Michelle Peele

    i thought Phaedra's clients name was Redickkulus! Not that I remembered it or Googled it or nutting like that. Just one of those things that sticks in the back of your mind! lol

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    Î would like to request that days on the blog don't end on sad posts. I'll take an open post.

    RIP Sir

  • Heartland

    Okay that's right! Chocolate was the guy they accused her of having an affair with! We have yet to see the receipts though cause Cynthia and Peter are messy as hell and just needed a storyline as usual.

  • Michelle Peele

    Yup! Cynthia tryna keep them checks rolling in cause Peter open and close a bar every season it seems! smh!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP Legend

  • rodt

    Diabeetus

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    +1, and happy born day?? I wish you the smurftasticest of days??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ????
    Thanks :D

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She can be Classy when she want ??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?? Ummm, so what are your plans for tomorrow love? I don't know what to get the woman that has everything? Do you like dairy products? If so, I've got a WIC voucher with your name on it????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Send me coupons for almond milk or qtips ??
    I got something to prove this weekend
    Snorts
    :hahaha:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Ohhh, you make it so easy?? I can keep my WIC and send you a qtip coupon?? Will the Kroger brand suffice or does it have to be q-tip???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Q!
    And the coupon was only if it's the almond milk. I want the actual qtips ??????????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Awwww damn? Da hail is almond milk????? See, this is why I don't fool with you city-suburb types...All sorts of brand new?? Chile?? Jenny would have settled for a bottle of thunderbird and a pack of koolaid. You is waaaaay too New Black for me (((no pun no shade)))??????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :dead: :ghost:
    Bbbutttt EYE yam lactose intolerant and EYE refuse to have my belly looking Blow Fish just to use your WIC!
    Remember the Time (MJ) when I trusted you *mumbles nevah ahgane* about how I could use antifreeze in place of nail polish remover #onlyworksoncarpaint & now my hands look like Mike's :facepalm:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?????Stawp it!??? Whelp, you're gonna halfta settle for a few nudes?? Good thing I shaved yasturday?? Alrite, if I don't get to tty2moro, yanno, HBD?? You make 50 look, 50...But, a good 50?? be checking your inbox?? And please don't share amongst your SR sisteren, not that I care if they see my paynis, I just...yanno, I just don't like most of these folks?????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :crying1:
    Butterumm
    Make them better than the last ones. ?

  • JerseyMom

    First Anthony Mason, now Darryl Dawkins. #RIL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I missed yo Birthday ..... chile happy Birthday <3

  • Buttercup

    Morning y'all

  • OpinionHated

    LOL at all the ladies coming in talking about stripper name - get yo minds out de gutter or at least invite me to come along.....

  • A.J.

    58 is young, at any rate rip and good morning garden!!!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Happy birthday!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    GM! Happy Friday!

  • sunni_daze

    R.I.P to a legend.

  • Buttercup

    Morning A.J.!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey aj!

  • Buttercup

    It's a Friday. It's a Friday. It's the end of the week and the last day. Yo Khaki it's on you. So what you gonna do?

  • SummerBaby

    Happy Birthday! ????

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    LOL. I got huge plans of sleeping in late and HW assignments. You?

  • Buttercup

    I don't have too much on the agenda. Next weekend is my birthday and Honey Dip is coming to visit the week after that, so I just have some housekeeping things to do....(and grab a couple of outfits so I can be fly for my boo).

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Morning. Did you see Mimi talking about Jose eating her Cootie Cat?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Morning

  • iWasteTime

    TGIF Roses!!

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses!
    TGIF!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    YASS!!! Let's get that sexy on. Girl I woke up today before the alarm and smiled hard thinking it was Sat. Went back to sleep alarm went off and fuqed me up...at the plantation..

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Morning. Listen It's so much tea for SR to spill. But I'm just waiting for others to bring it up cause people thinking she showing favoritism.

  • Buttercup

    Morning love! Is Time, Jr. all ready to start school?

  • iWasteTime

    Morning and Child send your stories in. Phuck these haters. We are here for TEA!
    I bet we get a CB and Marcus Houston post though :lol:

  • Buttercup

    The universe was like GOT HER! I always wake up 5-10 minutes before my alarm. I get a headache if my alarm wakes me up, because I'm startled. Tomorrow you can sleep in though. You're only a day away.

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Butter boo.
    We had Kindergarten Orientation last night :wail:
    He loved it, his teacher and the class room, I had the sads.
    Clothes and Supply wise he is over ready :lol: I'm about to order him a couple pair of sweats for gym and art
    How about Lil Biutter?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Really?

  • Buttercup

    Awwwww! They grow up way too fast. Mama Time went to orientation too, right? What are her thoughts on his teacher?

  • iWasteTime

    You know she did, was there before us :lol:
    She liked her, I did too, nice and down to earth. I kept it 100 and the teacher was appreciative of that. I had questions and she answered each warmly and with a smile. she a latina and we had a sister girl moment or two.
    Lil Butter ready?

  • Buttercup

    Yay for good vibes from his teacher! Lil Butter started almost 3 weeks ago. Kids go back to school early in GA and they're done right before of after Memorial Day.

  • iWasteTime

    I remember that in the south.
    Staying with family for the summer and they'd be in school for a week and a half before I left.
    Lil Butter is in 2nd or 3rd grade?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    WAIT WAIT WAIT...@Khakiincolor:disqus Sew

    Jas Prince is beating up folks? and setting up folks? Im confused

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Yeas...I am ready to go already

  • Buttercup

    2nd. This year is already looking TONS better than last year. He didn't get into gifted until the second half of 1st grade, so we were dealing with behavioral issues because he was getting bored.

    He's lobbying SEW hard for a sibling. He told Honey Dip that we don't even need a house, because he'll let the baby sleep on the bottom bunk of his beds.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Right..its a blog. Plus at least @Khakiincolor:disqus brings the interesting stories. I can take but sew merch Cait.

  • iWasteTime

    me at 4:30 PM

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I saw the video.. SMH... What done happened. Plus they say he and Nia set the robbery up at Chris house.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hunni that was SO hilarious!!!! Like what!!! Go home Roger

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Thank you ?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    40 mins!!! LOL. I was like dang she musta be garbage. Arienne made the comment if that was me you wouldn't lasted 10 mins.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Thank you :hug:

  • MissHarlem

    RIP so young damn ?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    GIRL! Hello...40 mins...tha fugg? I don't have time for that! Like that's a whole ID show...but she is forever wanting to eat somebody...and Mimi there was a 3some...I wonder what Jose is going to say.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Like it do make since...her lil Husband? BF? idk is wanted to check scheming...But Jas got money, why is he setting up folks...Like this is a daymn shyt show...but This prove Chris is a very poor judge or character.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Not if Stebie was asleep.. That was lesbianism

  • Felicia Smith

    may his soul REST In PEACE

  • TOO REAL

    Heart attack - his family statement said.

  • AprilRain

    RIP....

  • JoyMalone

    And with the most hideous face for a stripper ?

  • Sincerity7

    If I ever find out that dude is performing in a city near me..... JESUS!