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Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:11pm

Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins was the first player drafted out of high school into the NBA -- as the fifth overall selection by the Philadelphia 76ersDarryl Dawkins, the former NBA star whose powerful dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder", has died of a heart attack at the age of 58, his family said. "It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA.


Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:10pm

NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.


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