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.
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.
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