Some Facts About Darryl Dawkins, Aka Chocolate Thunder, Aka Sir Slam, Aka Dr. Dunkenstein.

  1. His first nickname, Chocolate Thunder, was given to him by Stevie Wonder.
  2. He wore one Reebok and one Pony shoe on each foot in the NBA finals, as he was sponsored by both companies. (To much consternation from the coach.)
  3. He often claimed to be an alien from the planet Lovetron.
  4. He developed back problems from carrying a 70-pound boom box.
  5. He shattered the backboard twice while dunking, causing the league to change to rims that wouldn't break the glass.
  6. He called that dunk the "The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam."
  7. He ate chocolate bars on the bench, to more coach consternation.
  8. He had other nicknames for his maneuvers: “In Your Face Disgrace,” “Earthquaker Shaker,” “Candyslam,” “Dunk You Very Much,” “Look Out Below,” “Yo Mama,” “Turbo Sexophonic Delight,” “Rim Wrecker,” “Greyhound Bus” (for when he went coast-to-coast), “Cover Your Head,” “Spine Chiller Supreme,” “Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am” and “Walk Away From Love."