A day following the news of former Sixers’ great Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins’ death, the NBA world paid its homage to the icon. Here are some of the best tweets/posts found on social media from some of the game’s marquee names.
The NBA family is heartbroken by the sudden and tragic passing of Darryl Dawkins. We will always remember Darryl for his incredible talent, his infectious enthusiasm and his boundless generosity. He played the game with passion, integrity and joy, never forgetting how great an influence he had on his legions of fans, young and old. Darryl was beloved around the league and he will be deeply missed by his friends, family, teammates, and coaches, as well as the millions of fans who witnessed the high-flying brilliance of the one and only ‘Chocolate Thunder.’ Our thoughts and prayers are with Darryl’s wife, Janice, and the entire Dawkins family during this difficult time.
Condolences to the family of Darryl Dawkins, a great man! Your smile personality and energy will truly be missed!!!
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) August 27, 2015
So sad to hear that my friend, NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins aka "Chocolate Thunder" passed away.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 27, 2015
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