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Dawkins dunked, a lot! (©GettyImages)
Dawkins dunked, a lot! (©GettyImages).

Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins

Thunder was the perfect name for Darryl Dawkins. The guy was a monster.

He stood at 6-11 and 275 pounds. Dawkins is known for smashing two backboards in a three-week span in 1979.

Dawkins claimed the first was an accident, and a few weeks later wanted to try to do it for the home crowd in Philadelphia as well. He succeeded, and the fans loved it.

Dawkins was quite the character, naming all his dunks with wacky names.

In an interview with Dime, Dawkins claimed Stevie Wonder gave him the “Chocolate Thunder” nickname, but it’s hard to know anything for sure with Dawkins.

He once said, “Everybody says a dunk is only two points, but it gets your team hyped, gets the crowd all excited and takes the starch out of other teams, especially when you dunk on somebody. And I always dunked on somebody.”

You can check out 20 of Chocolate Thunders best dunks here

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