Hoping to follow Moses Malone’s footsteps, Darryl Dawkins renounced his college eligibility at age 18 and applied for the 1975 NBA Draft as a hardship candidate. He was the fifth overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. The first Darryl Dawkins appearance as a regular on the hardwood was in the 1977 to 1978 season, when he averaged 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds and ranked second in the league in field-goal percentage at .575.
He also played for the New Jersey Nets, the Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz late in his career. He became famous for his two backboard-shattering dunks before the NBA declared it an offense that would result in a fine and suspension.
**Darryl Dawkins Speaker**
Dawkins is the author of Chocolate Thunder: The Uncensored Life and Times of Darryl Dawkins, which talks about his life on and off the court. He also tackles the issue of racism which he encountered during his NBA career. With his superb basketball skills and strong advocacy against racism, a Darryl Dawkins speaker appearance will surely provide your audience an opportunity to gain inspiration and recruit them to the movement to eliminate racism in all walks of life.
**Darryl Dawkins Appearance**
Aside from being a basketball player, Dawkins also became a coach and a game analyst. In 1999, Saturday Night Live named him the “Man of the Millennium” in a “Weekend Update” sketch. This Darryl Dawkins appearance, because of its comedic nature, helps make the basketball legend an accessible and candid speaker.
**Darryl Dawkins Endorsement**
Dawkins have been making headlines since the 1975 NBA Draft. His dunks, with all the funky and outlandish names he adopted for them, continue to make him one of the most talked about NBA players, making a Darryl Dawkins endorsement a recognizable addition to your company or product’s name.
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