Darryl Dawkins revives his swashbuckling persona in this tell all account of sex, drugs and racism in pro basketball during the 1970s and 80s, the NBA s outlaw league era....
|Title||:||Chocolate Thunder: The Uncensored Life and Time of Darryl Dawkins|
|Publisher||:||Sport Media Publishing March 25, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||238 pages|
|File Size||:||594 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Chocolate Thunder: The Uncensored Life and Time of Darryl Dawkins Reviews
If you want an entertaining look at Darryl Dawkins and basketball, this is a good choice to read. Dawkins takes the reader on a fast-paced, fun ride through the many stops on his roller-coaster career. This is not to say thet Dawkins isn't honest about the sometimes painful truth. He does admit some less-than-flattering things, but mostly he just glosses over his own weaknesses or shortcomings. Given his history and reputation, this was pretty much expected.
DAWKINS TELLS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE IN THIS EASY TO READ TALE. I FOUND HIM TO BE FUNNY, CANDID AND INTERESTING. HE USES A LOT OF WORDS AND TERMS THAT MAY NOT BE FOR ANYONE UNDER 18. DAWKINS WAS PURE POWER FOR THE 76ERS DURING HIS CAREER WITH THEM. HE COULD BREAK BACKBOARDS AND SHATTER THE GLASS AROUND THEM. HE WAS STRONG AS A BULL BUT GOT IN FOUL TROUBLE VERY OFTEN. HE CAME TO THE PROS STRAIGHT FROM HIGH SCHOOL. VERY UNUSUAL FOR THE TIMES. HIS LIFE OFF THE COURT IS MORE INTERESTING THAN ON. HIS VARIOUS ADDICTIONS TO ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND SEX HURT HIS PLAY WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE THAN IT WAS. I LIKE THIS BOOK BUT BE AWARE OF THE LANGUAGE AND SEX TERMS.
Maybe too honest. LOL... But I'd expect nothing less from Darryl. Great insight!
The original high school to nba star, very fun to read. Interesting points of old school nba
In basketball, the most important play is the slam dunk. Darryl Dawkins shattered at least two backboards during games in his NBA career via the slam dunk. So it is reasonable to call him the greatest basketball player who ever lived.
Chocolate Thunder is a light hearted bio on the fast and wild times of Darryl Dawkins. Whereas Darryl's bio is fairly comprehensive, one most surely understand who this is comming from. Darryl certainly was not the most disciplined player on the Earth or even Lovetron. In other words, I question some of the motives and biases of Mr. Dawkins.
Though Dawkins didn't have the most immortal NBA career, he does have the insights and understanding of the game to write a potentially powerhouse book. He deserves his place in history as the league's original entertainer and showman, and he did have a stone classic moment when he shattered the backboard to smithereens during a monster dunk. Dawkins is both smart enough and funny enough to understand the workings of the game while taking its dark side with a grain of salt. Thus he has great insights into the drug culture in pro sports, racial politics in the NBA of the 70's, the lowdown practices of agents and owners, and poor coaching. He also has many fascinating and illuminating things to say about the current state of the NBA, with its focus on promotion and superstardom rather than the fundamentals of solid team ball.
props to "CHOCOLATE THUNDER" for telling it like it is from the Hood to the HARDWOOD. the way the League Portrays things you would believe in things Being all colorLess&whatnot.but this Book Breaks things down&Puts alot of things into Perspective.I enjoyed reading things&also it took me back.