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The Sixers expect to be a contender by 2019, per Julius Erving

The Philadelphia 76ers will be very bad this season. And it's highly unlikely they'll be much better the year after that. But don't worry, Sixers fans! Apparently all these painful losses should be over by 2019. Or, at least that's what the team's ownership might have told Julius Erving when they bought the team back in 2012. Here's what the Sixers legend had to say on SiriusXM...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Julius Erving: NBA Dunk Contest Ruined By Mascots Setting Bar Too High

Julius Erving has a theory about why the NBA slam dunk contest isn’t what it once was. The dunk contest isn’t the event it used to be, Erving says, because mascots are ruining the thing. Dr. J says it’s impossible to expect players to live up to the things mascots do when using trampolines. No, seriously. He actually said that. “The mascots messed it up,” Erving said,...
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine wins dunk contest, leaves Dr. J stunned

As awesome as Zach LaVine’s first dunk was at the Slam Dunk contest Saturday, the best part about it was the reaction from the judges. Specifically, Dr. J’s stunned face was the highlight. After the Minnesota Timberwolves rocked an awesome dunk on a lob to himself, Dr. J.’s jaw hit the floor. Here is LaVine’s...Read More
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq Chooses Julius Erving When Asked To Decide Between Kobe And LeBron

In one of the great moments in “Diner,” a movie filled with them, the guys are debating the relative merits of Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis. Eddie (Steve Guttenberg) asks: “When you’re making out, which do you prefer, Sinatra or Mathis?” Boogie (Mickey Rourke) replies: “I like Presley.” Which brings us to Shaquille O’Neal. Asked in an interview with antennamag...
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Proposed Julius Erving for Michael Jordan Trade That Would of Changed History

Posted to Randy Brown's Bulls Championship RingIt was almost Julius Irving that was going to suit up in red and black instead of the greatest ever, Michael Jordan. On the eve of the 1984 NBA Draft, 76ers owner, Harold Katz thought he had a deal in place that would of sent Dr. J to the Bulls in exchange for the 3rd pick. In an interview for a book, Katz, the former Sixers owner...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dr. J briefly thought the Sixers got screwed in the NBA Draft lottery (GIF)

Julius Erving, better known to most of you as Dr. J, represented the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night. The Sixers finished with the second worst record in basketball this year behind the Milwaukee Bucks. They have two selections in the first round of the upcoming draft, one of which was […]
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Erving Makes ‘Riders Up’ Call At Kentucky Derby

Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving made the "riders up" call for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James sends birthday wishes to Julius Erving on Instagram

Today is Julius “Dr. J” Erving 64th birthday and many people have taken to the realm of social networking to wish him well. Only a few moments ago, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided to wish him well on Instagram with a photo of the two of them together. Below is the quote that LeBron attached to the image: Happy B-day to one of my fav players and people of all time Dr.J!...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

On Julius Erving, Pete Maravich And The Greatest Short-Lived Fast Break In World History

Valentine’s Day 2014 is YouTube’s ninth birthday. Since February 14, 2005, the site has gone on to become one of the many faces of its generation and — as a true testament of its impact — an actual verb in the process. It’s a DVR for the DVR-less. And a chance to relive iconic moments […]The post On Julius Erving, Pete Maravich And The Greatest Short-Lived Fast Break...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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