Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at the age of 58 years old.Darryl Dawkins, whose flamboyant  personality and backboard- shattering dunks earned him the nickname ''Chocolate Thunder''

Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA including seven with the Philadelphia 76ers and five with the New Jersey Nets, The 6-foot 11 Dawkins was the first player to be drafted directly out of high school in the first round when the sixers took him with the fifth overall pick in 1975.