NBA legend Darryl Dawkins has died at the age of 58, according to a report.
Pennsylvania’s WFMZ broke the news on Thursday afternoon, citing a local source. Dawkins spent seven seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and made his home in the Lehigh Valley, according to WFMZ.
Dawkins’ NBA career was notable for several reasons. In 1975, he was one of the first players in league history to be drafted straight out of high school. In 1979, while playing with the 76ers, he shattered two backboards in separate games with slam dunks.