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The NBA. Arguably no league in sports rivals it for pure entertainment value. And the death of an NBA great can leave us with a flood of memories that unspools in our minds like a highlight reel. This memorial site was created to honor and remember players, coaches and others associated with the National Basketball Association.
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NBA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins, the NBA player known for his thunderous dunks and flamboyant nickname, has died at the age of 58. WMFZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reports a source confirmed to the station that Dawkins died Aug. 27. Dawkins made history in 1975, when he became the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA. The native of Orlando, Florida, played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets. He...
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