Darryl Dawkins

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Darryl Dawkins Wiki Biography

Darryl Dawkins was born on the 11th January 1957, in Orlando, Florida, USA, and passed away on the 27th August 2015 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He was best known for being one of the best centers in the NBA, who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, among many others. Darryl was also recognized by his nickname “Chocolate Thunder”, because of his game style, breaking rims and boards on several occasions. He also worked as a basketball coach for several teams. His career was active from 1975 to 2015.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Darryl Dawkins? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Dawkins’ net worth was over $5 million. He accumulated his fortune not only as a professional basketball player, but also as a coach of several teams. Another source came from his involvement in other projects in the entertainment industry such as video games, and from the autobiographical book, “Chocolate Thunder: The Uncensored Life and Times of Darryl Dawkins” (2003).

Darryl Dawkins spent his childhood in Orlando, where he attended Maynard Evans High School. He first showed his talents in basketball skills during high school, playing for the school’s team. He was one of the best players there, and with him the team won the state championship in 1975, thus he decided to forgo further education, and instead entered the NBA Draft the same year, which marked the beginning of his professional basketball career.

In the NBA Draft, Darryl was selected as the 5th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, increasing his net worth by signing a rookie contract. He stayed with the team until 1982, when he was traded to the New Jersey Nets, in a trade which included the Houston Rockets’ Moses Malone who joined Philadelphia 76ers. During his time at Philadelphia, in his rookie season Darryl only played 37 games for an average of 4.5 minutes. However, in the playoffs of his second season, Darryl improved his numbers, and helped his team reach the finals, where they lost to the Portland Trailblazers. However, Darryl earned a name for himself in the starting line-up, and in the next season brought his game to a higher level. The 76ers reached the finals again, but this time they lost to Los Angeles Lakers. Until 1982, Darryl became an important factor of the 76ers offense, however, the team just couldn’t win a title, and he was traded to the New Jersey Nets.

His net worth increased further, as he signed a new contract with his new team, and played for them until 1987. The second year with the Nets was the best in his career, averaging 16.8 points, and 6.7 rebounds. After that, injuries came his way, and he was limited to no more than 30 games per season, which resulted in a trade to the Utah Jazz in 1987, but the same year he was sent to the Detroit Pistons, with which he spent two seasons, however, through those three years he played only 26 games in total. When his contract expired he decided to leave NBA, but not basketball, and he went on to play for clubs such as Auxilium Torino in Italy, and also Olimpia Philips Milano. Further, he had a short tenure with the Harlem Globetrotters, and finished his playing career in the Winnipeg Cyclone in 2000.

After he ended his playing career, he became a coach, and was involved with teams such as the Newark Express in the ABA, and in 2009-2010 he was the coach of the men`s basketball team of the Lehigh Carbon Community College.

When it comes to his personal life, Darryl Dawkins was married three times, firstly to Kelly in 1986 who sadly took her own life the next year. In 1988 he married Robbin Thornton, but they divorced in 1998, after which he married Janice Hoderman in 2001, with whom he had two children, plus a daughter from her previous marriage. He died from a heart attack at the age of 58.

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Darryl Dawkins Quick Info

Full Name Darryl Dawkins
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth January 11, 1957
Died 2015-08-27
Place Of Birth Orlando, Florida, USA
Height 6′ 11″ (2.11 m)
Weight 113.85
Profession An American professional basketball player,
Education Maynard Evans High School,
Nationality American
Spouse Janice Hoderman(m. 2001), Robbin Thornton(m. 1988 – 1998), Kelly Barnes Dawkins(m. 1986 – 1987),
Children Tabitha Dawkins, Alexis Dawkins, Nick Dawkins,
Parents Harriet James, Frank Dawkins
Nicknames “Chocolate Thunder”,
Twitter https://twitter.com/thunderdunk53
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205963

Darryl Dawkins Important Facts

  • Coach of the Newark Express of the ABA. [October 2005]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Second player in NBA history to break a backboard in an NBA game during play (Gus Johnson of the Baltimore Bullets was the first).
  • Joined the NBA straight out of high school in 1977.
  • 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.’
  • Known for damaging backboards with his dunks.
  • Center for the Philadelphia 76ers (1975-1982)

Darryl Dawkins Filmography

Title Year Status Character Role
The Lewis Lloyd Black Magic 2011 Actor Actor
Tosh.0 2013 TV Series Himself Self
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself Self
2 Live Stews 2006 TV Series Himself Self
ESPN City Slam 2006 TV Series Himself Self
Dream Job 2004 TV Series Contestant (Season 3, second eliminated) Self
NBA Hardwood Classics 2001 TV Series Himself Self
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself Self
Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself Self
The Big Bang 1989 Documentary The Basketball Star Self
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Special Himself Self
The NBA on CBS 1978-1979 TV Series Himself Self
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself – Former NBA Player Archive Footage