We will remember his eccentric ways — from saying he was from the planet Lovetron when he played, to more recently wearing brightly-colored suits at games.
We will remember his smile, his clear love of the game.
We will remember his nickname — Chocolate Thunder — and we will remember the seemingly countless nicknames he had for his dunks.
But more than anything, we will remember the dunks themselves.
As we look back on the life and career of Darryl Dawkins, who passed away Thursday at the age of 58, we bring you 20 of his best dunks. The man was power personified — even vintage Bill Walton could not contain him. He was ahead of his time in being above the rim.
If you’re keeping score at home, there are two shattered backboards on the list.