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Former NBA great Darryl Dawkins dead of heart attack at 58

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The planet Lovetron is without its star center. Darryl Dawkins, the colorful player who was the first player to go directly from high school to the NBA, was known as a forceful center and an amusing personality. He was dubbed “Chocolate Thunder,” he said, by singing artist Stevie Wonder. Dawkins spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing for Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He was originally from Orlando, where he played high school ball at Maynard Evans. Dawkins’ ferocity…

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