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Darryl Dawkins, Former NBA Star, Dies At 58

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pa., coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins' family said he died of a heart attack. Officials said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart," his family said in a statement. "His family, wife, Janice, children Dara, Tabitha, Nicholas and Alexis, along with countless family, friends, and fans,...

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