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...