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Remembering Darryl Dawkins (VIDEO)

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FILE - In this April 15, 1980, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Darryl Dawkins dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in an NBA playoff game in Philadelphia. Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2015, at a hospital. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)


He was a fantastic player, a force of nature in the paint.

He was loved as a person off the court.

Darryl Dawkins will be missed. The NBA put together this tribute video about Dawkins and we thought we’d pass it along.