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Former NBA Star Darryl Dawkins Passes Away at 58

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“A guy (Stevie Wonder) who never saw me,” a beaming (Darryl) Dawkins said in a 2011 televised interview, “gave me the name `Chocolate Thunder.”

‘The name stuck, and the rim-wrecking, glass-shattering dunks remain unforgettable – as will the giant of a man who changed the game with them. Dawkins died Thursday at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to the Lehigh County coroner’s office. He was 58, and even though officials said an autopsy would be performed on Friday his family released a statement saying the cause of death was a heart attack.

Source: Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press

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