Lovetron—planet described by the beloved NBA basketball player Darryl Dawkins who died August 27, 2015, in Allentown, PA. According to Dawkins, Lovetron is the tenth and farthest planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 357.2 years and a diameter approximately half that of Earth.
Word History: The existence of
planet Lovetron was a mystery until the late 1970s when former Sixers star
Darryl Dawkins admitted that he is, in fact, an alien creature from Lovetron.
Due to its vast distance from Earth, no human being has ever visited Lovetron,
although Dawkins claims to have traveled there each year during the NBA’s
offseason to practice “interplanetary funkmanship” and have relations
with his girlfriend “Juicy Lucy."
“We’re redoing the south side of Lovetron in all pink, and it’s going to be smashing. One side is already in rose, the other side is in teal. So if I put this other side in pink, hey, everything looks pretty in pink.”
—Darryl Dawkins, interview 2005—
Dawkins was known for naming his dunks:
* “Yo Mama
* “Flying Chocolate Thunder”
* “Rim Wrecker”
* “Look Out Below”
* “Cover Your Head”
* “In-Your-Face Disgrace”
* “The Turbosexaphonic Delight”
* “The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam”
* “Get-Out-of-the-Waying, Backboard-Swaying, Game-Delaying, If-You-Ain’t-Grooving-You-Best-Get-Moving Dunk”