player who went from high school
to the pros in 1975. He was drafted in the first round by Philadelphia
. He was regarded as something of an underachiever
during his NBA career.
A rather flamboyant player, Dawkins called himself "Chocolate Thunder." He was the first NBA player to shatter a backboard, a feat which he performed twice in 3 weeks time. Famous for naming his dunks, when Dawkins shattered a backboard over Bill Robinzine, he called it the "Chocolate Thunder Flying, Robinzine Crying, Teeth Shaking, Glass Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun Toasting, Slam Bam Here I Am Jam."
generic-man pointed out to me that Dawkins also claimed to be from "Planet Lovetron". Orange Julius added a Dawkins quote:
"Lovetron was a planet in my mind one million-billion light years from here, that you couldn't go to unless I took you."
Something else I remember: Dawkins was born January 11, 1957. An interviewer once asked him
I "When's your birthday?"
DD "January 11."
I "What Year?"
DD "Every Year."
Another asked him what type of church he attended. His reply: "Red Brick."