Sure, he was a beast on the hardwood, but Chocolate Thunder became a legend in part because of his over-sized personality and panache off the court.
The jacket Darryl Dawkins was rocking courtside at Tuesday night's Sixers blowout win over the Sacramento Kings was inline with that. I'm not sure if it's crocodile skin? Snake skin? Whatever it is, he looks like his typical badass self.
Comcast SportsNet's Meredith Marakovits sat down with Dawkins while the game was in progress to discuss the incredibly impressive start the Sixers have gotten out to this season. The resident of Lovetron, not surprisingly, has been impressed by Doug Collins hard-working squad. He was also a bit impressed by Ms. Marakovits.
Also in attendance on Tuesday was the Axeman, Jeremiah Trotter, who can be seen to Dawkins' right. He didn't dress all pimp-like, so he's not as noticeable.
From the Archives: See our old interview with Darryl Dawkins here
[h/t Conni on the comments and theSchoolPhilly]
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.