February 19, 1987
New Jersey Net star Darryl Dawkins will miss the rest of the NBA season after undergoing back surgery.
December 27, 1988 |
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.
December 20, 1985 |
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.
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.
November 22, 2005 |
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.