Archive for January, 2012

Facializer – Darryl Dawkins

Ahh, the memories! Remember the “In Your Face Disgrace!” “Sexophonic Turbo Delight!” “Cover Yo Damn Head!” “Spine Chiller Supreme!” “Yo Mama!” And of course, the “If You Ain’t Groovin’ Best Get Movin’-Chocolate Thunder Flyin’-Robinzine Cryin’-Teeth Shakin’-Glass Breakin’-Rump Roastin’-Bun Toastin’-Glass Still Flyin’ Wham-Bam-I-Am Jam!” Jams so nasty and vicious each one got a nickname. “Snap-back” rims were inconceivable before Chocolate Thunder came on the scene. Only thing worse than getting dunked on is getting a glass shower on top of that.

Dawk is a coach now, moving on from the perennial USBL champion Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs to lead the new-look ABA’s Newark Express. But I’ll bet he could still take his centers on a trip to PlanetLovetron with a simple drop step in the paint.

(2008 Update): Darryl’s put coaching aside for a minute to help out the developers of Atlantic Yards (you know it as the eventual home of the Brooklyn Nets) with some sorely-needed community outreach)

Bonus: Wait, I thought Wheaties was just the Breakfast For CHAMPIONS? Oh, well, I suppose if you count USBL champions, then OK!

(2012 Update): Would a tomahawk jam be inappropriate at a hoops event conducted by the Choctaw Nation? We might find out when Planet Lovetron makes his way to Durant, Oklahoma (no relation) for the “4LoveOfTheGame” Coaches/Celebrity Basketball Game in March. Dawkins has been making dough just off of guest appearances lately, and will be active in his hometown of Orlando during NBA All-Star Game festivities in February. It, probably would make sense to have the Evans High grad as a Dunk Contest judge, no?

~iyf