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  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58 (AFP)
    Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA star whose powerful dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder", has died of a heart attack at the age of 58, his family said. "It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA.

  • Brandon Jennings is cool with coming off the Pistons bench (Ball Don't Lie)
  • Former 76ers basketball star Darryl Dawkins dies (Reuters)
    (Adds statement from NBA commissioner, paragraph 13) By Steve Ginsburg Aug 27 (Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday of a heart attack, his family said. An explosive center whose dunks shattered two glass backboards in 1979, Dawkins got his nickname from musical great Stevie Wonder. In a 14-season NBA career he averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game, statistics that were dwarfed by an outsized personality.

  • Former 76ers basketball star Darryl Dawkins dies: local media (Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant play, died at 58 on Thursday. A spokesperson for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest confirmed that Dawkins died there, but did not provide a cause of death, according to the website NJ.com. Known for shattering two glass backboards in 1979 with explosive dunks, Dawkins, who got his nickname from musical great Stevie Wonder, averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game throughout his 14-season NBA career.

  • Dunk History: Rajon Rondo leaps past Dwight Howard, ascends to All-Star status (Ball Don't Lie)
    As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History . Today, Paul Palladino looks back at Rajon Rondo's knifing one-handed slam against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference semifinals. From Kobe to LeBron to Carmelo, some names seem destined...

  • New campaign aims to put Earl Lloyd, NBA's first black player, on U.S. postage stamp (Ball Don't Lie)
  • Ball Don't Five: Top 5 Great Teams That Never Won a Title (Ball Don't Lie)
    As we continue to work our way through the endless summer between the Finals and Opening Night, we'll pause each Friday to briefly consider and count down some NBA-related topic of note. We like starting lineups and round numbers, so we'll run through a handful of items each week. With a nod to our friends at Dr. Saturday , welcome to Ball Don't Five . This week's installment: The Top Five Great Teams That Never Won a Title [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] 5. Jerry...

  • Timberwolves announce signing of Tayshaun Prince (The Associated Press)
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of veteran forward Tayshaun Prince.

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
    James Harden will join Adidas on a $200 million contract that begins when he reports to training camp in October. Nike, his former sponsor, decided not to match Adidas' 13-year contract offer to the Houston Rockets' All-Star. Harden joins Team Adidas along with Rockets center Dwight Howard, who anchored the NBA brand along with Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.

  • AP Source: Timberwolves agree on deal with Tayshaun Prince (The Associated Press)
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing in another veteran to tutor their young pups.

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