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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

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(AP) -- Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force.

The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer is blind, yet even he could tell there was something very unique about Dawkins' game.

"A guy who never saw me," a beaming Dawkins said in a 2011 televised interview, "gave me the name `Chocolate Thunder.'"

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