Get Off the Bleachers: Darryl Dawkins Courts Players in Game of Life

November 15th, 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr Leave a reply »
At 6'11" and 260 pounds, Darryl Dawkins was an imposing figure on the basketball court as the center for the Philadelphia 76ers in the mid-1970s.

He had a 14-year career, but perhaps was best known for taking down two basketball backboards in one season, 1979-80.

So what was this former NBA player doing at the Best Buy store in Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 15? An old-time player helping to launch a new computer operating system, Windows 7?

Thanks to a partnership between the NBA, HP, and Microsoft; fans and bloggers, such as myself and Enrico Campitelli from 700 Level, had a 15-minute meet and greet with this NBA legend.

We found him to be gracious and charming, just as he was during his playing days in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah, and Detroit. Today, he lives in the area and is the head coach of the Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Keeping in theme with of the launch of Windows 7 at the Philadelphia store, here are seven questions posed by myself, Scott Eisenlohr (shown right), and Enrico (left) to Dawkins.

1. What are some of your favorite dunks names? How did you come up with ...

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