1. WATCH: NBA Great Darryl Dawkins Shatter the Backboard Twice (1979).

    WATCH: NBA Great Darryl Dawkins Shatter the Backboard Twice (1979).

    Birthday shout outs to Chocolate Thunder from the planet Lovetron. While some might criticize Darryl Dawkins for not living up to his full potential during his playing days back in the '70s and '80s, there's no denying that when dude was on, he was on. While players like fellow 76er favorite Allen Iverson are largely credited for bringing the hip-hop sensibility (and that four-letter s-word) to the NBA, you could argue that Dr. Dunkenstein - drafted straight outta high school - was the precursor to all that. Not only did the man once shatter two glass backboards in the same season (leading to the installation of breakaway rims), but he used to name his dunks. Crazy names like "The Go-Rilla," "The In-Your-Face Disgrace," and "The Yo-Mama." He nicknamed the earth shattering score against the Kansas City Kings captured in the above vid, "The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam-Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam." Sheeeit , that's better than most of the rhymes you hear today.




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