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Lovetron

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 Special”
* “Flying Chocolate Thunder”
* “Rim Wrecker”
* “Heartstopper”
* “Look Out Below”
* “Cover Your Head”
* “In-Your-Face Disgrace”
* “Go-Rilla”
* “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”

More:

News of Darryl Dawkins’ death

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NBA Legends by Kim MinSuk

With NBA Finals about to begin, let’s look back at some of the great players. NOTE: Yes, I included Jeremy Lin because he’s Asian. Whitey just can’t comprehend what he represents to us. He’s like the Bruce Lee of basketball.

Artist: Kim MinSuk (김민석) is one of the leading sports illustrators in Korea. He designs for several sports organizations, magazines & international clients. He has worked 10 years as the lead designer for the Korean magazine, “Rookie” which covers the NBA. He illustrates for the Korean Basketball League as well as Jumpball magazine which covers the KBL. He shares many of his designs on his Facebook page NBA Illustration.

See more art by MinSuk:
+ NBA 2014-15 Season in Review (17 images)
+ Korean Basketball Illustrated (13 images)

Yellowmenace - The Slanted Eye on Asian Art

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