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People in the world of sports inspire us in their pursuit of excellence. The death of an athlete or coach can conjure memories of their past accomplishments and create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia. This memorial site was created to honor and remember athletes, coaches and managers from a wide variety of sports, as well as the journalists and broadcasters who have celebrated their achievements.
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1/11/1957 - 8/27/2015

Remembering the life, death and sports 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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