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May 4, 1990 | STEPHEN WILSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The terrifying dunk is still his trademark. Ever the free spirit, he still calls himself "Chocolate Thunder" and dreams of his own planet "Lovetron." He'd still rather play to the crowd than play defense. So what's new about Darryl Dawkins after a season in Italy? "It's not just Darryl Dawkins any more," he says. "I'm international now." And a winner, too.
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November 22, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
For teenagers, Chocolate Thunder probably sounds like an exotic candy bar or some concoction at an ice cream shop. But the nickname has a different meaning for those in the 40-something-and-up range. Who else could it be but Darryl Dawkins, the cape wearing, backboard shattering human dunk machine. GQ magazine writer Jason Gay, attempting to "revive" his love of the NBA, recently caught up with Dawkins, now coaching the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs of the United States Basketball League.
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November 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Police were investigating the death Sunday morning of the estranged wife of professional basketball player Darryl Dawkins. Trenton police said Kelly Barnes Dawkins, 28, died between midnight Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Dawkins, whose family lives in Trenton, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:26 p.m. Sunday at Mercer Medical Center. Dawkins, who was traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Utah Jazz on Oct.
SPORTS
May 4, 1990 | STEPHEN WILSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The terrifying dunk is still his trademark. Ever the free spirit, he still calls himself "Chocolate Thunder" and dreams of his own planet "Lovetron." He'd still rather play to the crowd than play defense. So what's new about Darryl Dawkins after a season in Italy? "It's not just Darryl Dawkins any more," he says. "I'm international now." And a winner, too.
SPORTS
February 19, 1987
New Jersey Net star Darryl Dawkins will miss the rest of the NBA season after undergoing back surgery.
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December 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Detroit Pistons center Darryl Dawkins is expected to miss at least two weeks with a partially separated shoulder, team trainer Mike Abdenour said. The injury was diagnosed Sunday afternoon, and Dawkins will go on the injured reserve list Friday. Dawkins injured the shoulder last week during the Pistons' 116-100 victory over Miami when he collided with rookie Grant Long. He missed Thursday's 88-85 loss to the New York Knicks.
SPORTS
December 20, 1985 | Associated Press
Darryl Dawkins of the New Jersey Nets has been fined $2,000, and three other players also have been penalized in connection with recent altercations in games, the National Basketball Assn. announced Thursday. Dawkins was fined $2,000 and Indiana's Steve Stipanovich $750 for fighting during last Saturday's Nets-Pacers game. Scotty Stirling, the NBA's vice president of operations, said Dawkins received the larger fine because he was judged to be the instigator of the fight.
SPORTS
January 17, 1985
Philadelphia Coach Billy Cunningham told Inside Sports he was frustrated by his inability to bring out the best in Darryl Dawkins when he was with the 76ers but said it was impossible to get mad at the big center. "He's a great guy," Cunningham said. "You never know what he's going to do next. I can remember one time in training camp when he was loafing through some drills. I got real mad, so I grabbed him on the sideline and read him the riot act. I told him that his career was at stake.
SPORTS
November 22, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
For teenagers, Chocolate Thunder probably sounds like an exotic candy bar or some concoction at an ice cream shop. But the nickname has a different meaning for those in the 40-something-and-up range. Who else could it be but Darryl Dawkins, the cape wearing, backboard shattering human dunk machine. GQ magazine writer Jason Gay, attempting to "revive" his love of the NBA, recently caught up with Dawkins, now coaching the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs of the United States Basketball League.
NEWS
December 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Detroit Pistons center Darryl Dawkins is expected to miss at least two weeks with a partially separated shoulder, team trainer Mike Abdenour said. The injury was diagnosed Sunday afternoon, and Dawkins will go on the injured reserve list Friday. Dawkins injured the shoulder last week during the Pistons' 116-100 victory over Miami when he collided with rookie Grant Long. He missed Thursday's 88-85 loss to the New York Knicks.
SPORTS
November 11, 1987
Utah Jazz center Darryl Dawkins, who left Utah after the death of his estranged wife and later was placed on indefinite suspension, will be reinstated Friday.
SPORTS
November 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Police were investigating the death Sunday morning of the estranged wife of professional basketball player Darryl Dawkins. Trenton police said Kelly Barnes Dawkins, 28, died between midnight Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Dawkins, whose family lives in Trenton, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:26 p.m. Sunday at Mercer Medical Center. Dawkins, who was traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Utah Jazz on Oct.
SPORTS
December 20, 1985 | Associated Press
Darryl Dawkins of the New Jersey Nets has been fined $2,000, and three other players also have been penalized in connection with recent altercations in games, the National Basketball Assn. announced Thursday. Dawkins was fined $2,000 and Indiana's Steve Stipanovich $750 for fighting during last Saturday's Nets-Pacers game. Scotty Stirling, the NBA's vice president of operations, said Dawkins received the larger fine because he was judged to be the instigator of the fight.
SPORTS
January 17, 1985
Philadelphia Coach Billy Cunningham told Inside Sports he was frustrated by his inability to bring out the best in Darryl Dawkins when he was with the 76ers but said it was impossible to get mad at the big center. "He's a great guy," Cunningham said. "You never know what he's going to do next. I can remember one time in training camp when he was loafing through some drills. I got real mad, so I grabbed him on the sideline and read him the riot act. I told him that his career was at stake.
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