Darryl Dawkins Plays Two Sneaker Companies
Complex says: Eccentric 6'11" NBA center Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins was a true pioneer. In 1975 he was the first high school player to go directly to the NBA, and he made history by shattering a backboard with a dunk in 1979. His oddest groundbreaking came in ‘82, when the Nike-endorsed behemoth was offered money by rival brand Pony. Instead of taking sides, he took the money and wore one shoe from each company (Nike wasn’t amused and promptly dumped him). Okay, considering that Dawkins claimed to hail from the planet Lovetron, where his girl Juicy Lucy still lived, it may not have been his oddest moment.