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NBA Legend Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins Dead At 58

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R.I.P. Chocolate Thunder.

The world of basketball has lost one of its brightest stars as slam dunking legend Darryl Dawkins passed away Thursday morning at the age of 58.

The former NBA star was reportedly taken to the hospital for an unknown medial emergency where he died at approximately 11:19 AM.

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An autopsy is currently set for tomorrow; sources are already saying there's no suspicion of foul play in his death.

Darryl was the first NBA player to be drafted straight out of high school and he earned the nickname "Chocolate Thunder" for his monstrous dunks.

The game of basketball would not be what it is today if it weren't for Darryl, and he will truly be missed.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Basketball Player Derrick Rose Accused Of Drugging & Gang Raping Woman — Details Here

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This is pretty crazy.

Basketball player Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman, only going by Jane Doe, who claims the former MVP and two friends drugged and gang raped her.

Ms. Jane Doe claims that she and the Chicago Bulls played dated from 2011 to 2013. While they dated she says that he tried to get her to masturbate in front of him, and even tried to have sex with her friends and have group sex with them!

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The plaintiff says that the relationship ended in August of 2013 when the NBA player and his two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton — who also happens to be Rose's personal manager — invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills. That's when she says they drugged her drink with the intention of raping her.

The accuser says that she escaped the house with a friend of hers but later that night,

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WNBA's Glory Johnson Had THIS To Say After Being Denied Spousal Support From Brittney Griner!

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Does this mean Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner can FINALLY move on?

On Thursday, a judge in Arizona denied WNBA star Glory spousal support from her wife of 28 days, Brittney. And it was just earlier this week, a judge shut down Britt's request that the May marriage be annulled due to Glory's alleged cheating with an ex-boyfriend.

Well, you lose some and you win some, right?!

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Surprisingly, Johnson wasn't upset by the court's decision to deny her $20,000 a MONTH, saying:

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Glory Johnson Reveals The Gender Of Twins Following Wife Brittney Griner’s Denial For An Annulment!

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Well this is good news!

It's been a tough road for Glory Johnson, who is currently in the middle of a brutal breakup with wife — and fellow pro basketball player — Brittney Griner.

[ Related: A Judge Denies Brittney's Request For An Annulment! ]

But, on Monday she made the incredible announcement: she's having twin girls!

The 24-year-old pro hoop star posted a shot to Instagram (above), and captioned the pic:

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Rihanna SLAMS Matt Barnes Online For Spreading Rumors That They're Dating! See What She's Saying!

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Talk about being shot down!

On Saturday, basketball star Matt Barnes was caught gushing about Rihanna claiming that he and the B*tch Better Have My Money singer were in the "crush" stage of their relationship.

He stated:

"Rihanna is my friend right now, so we'll see where it goes. It just passed the crush stage a little bit."

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Which would make sense since as he is still technically married to Gloria Govan.

However, it appears that RiRi is 100% confused by these romantic rumors linking her with the Memphis Grizzlies player.

On Sunday, the starlet took to Instagram to shut down any notion that she and Matt were an item or that they even actually knew each other.

She posted:

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LeBron James Just Agreed To Pay For Thousands Of Kids To Go To College — Get The Amazing Deets HERE!

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Now this is how to live like a king!

Earlier this week, LeBron James announced that he's partnering with the University of Akron and offering full college scholarships to potentially thousands of children coming out of his I Promise campaign!

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AH-mazing!!

The campaign and scholarship — the requirements of which haven't been fully finalized yet — will likely be something like this: for every student in Akron, Ohio to finish LeBron's I Promise campaign in high school (and there are nearly 2,300 of them!), the basketball star will cover their college tuition at UA!

The first eligible group is this year's class, currently in seventh grade, which will graduate high school in 2021 and be sent off en masse to college by King James himself!

LeBron spoke about the scholarships, telling reporters:

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