Inside The NBA looks back at Darryl Dawkins & Shaq’s backboard breaking days
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On last night’s Inside the NBA they paid tribute to the original rim breaker Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins on a “This day in history (how did I miss this one?)” segment by showing his most famous backboard breaking instance. They then flashbacked to a few backboard breaking instances by a rookie Shaq including the one against the Nets and the one right in front of Charles Barkley when he was playing for the Suns. This then led into Kenny Smith’s dunk contest performance and the never-gets-old clip of Elevator Ernie Johnson dunking on a low rim.
Back to Chocolate Thunder. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Darryl for the past 5 years on the Sprite Showdown tour and nobody and I mean nobody has better stories about the NBA and tells them in a funnier way than Dawkins. This guy, who also happens to be one of the nicest and personable players I’ve ever met, should be on TV daily.