All posts by Yakiri Thomas

I love Fashion and I am in love with everything sports!

RIP NBA LEGEND DARRYL DAWKINS

 

Darryl Dawkins talks with The700Level.co by The700Level, on Flickr
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Darryl Dawkins aka “Chocolate Thunder” has died at age 58.  Dawkins was the first basketball player to be drafted to the NBA straight outta high school when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.  Dawkins was known for shattering his first backboard on Nov. 13, 1979, in a game vs Kansas City Kings, as players including Bill Robinzine, Scott Wedman and Julius Erving stood by in awe.

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Dawkins played in the NBA until 1989 … and also spent time playing with the Harlem Globetrotters.

 

 

August 21- Birthdays

 

WILT CHAMBERLAIN EXHIBIT PHOTO by JeromeG111, on Flickr
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RIP Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend (LA Laker, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, PA on this day.


Archie Griffin, NFL runningback who won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State. Turns 61.

 


 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)Turns 41.


Former Atlanta Braves & the man formerly known as “B.J. Upton”–Melvin Upton. Turns 31.

 


 

 

Usain Bolt, Jamaican, sprinter (3x Olympic Gold 2008) Turns 29 today