“Larry Bird was the best shooter I’ve ever seen”: When Julius Erving lauded the Celtics legend while also appreciating him for being a “smart passer”

Larry Bird was indeed one of the best shooters in NBA history, however, Dr. J complemented the Celtics legend for being a “smart passer”. Long before the league was dominated by LeBron James in the 2010s or Kobe Bryant in…

“Alexandra Stevenson was born because her mother had braces”: Julius Erving opened up on his relationship with his daughter and retired former WTA player through an ESPN initiative

Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving wants to mend his bond with estranged daughter Alexandra Stevenson who he abandoned years ago. Julius Erving, popularly known as Dr. J, is considered to be one of the greatest in NBA history. He led…

“Pistol Pete Maravich could shoot from 35 feet out, but if I defend that he’ll get a layup”: Julius Erving describes his former teammate and NBA 75 Team member’s dominant offensive skillset

Ex-NBA superstar Julius Erving recently gives his flowers to ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich, adding that he is the skilled player he ever saw. Pistol Pete Maravich’s style of play was one you would pay for. The 5x All-Star was showtime before…

“Wilt Chamberlain would allow himself to be influenced by others’: Julius Erving reveals just how enigmatic of a player the Lakers legend was

Wilt Chamberlain, according to Julius Erving, would allow himself to be influenced by others around him, adding to his motivation.  The debate on whether Bill Russell was greater than Wilt Chamberlain and vice versa is one that has been raging…

“Offensively, there’s a huge advantage, that’s why you see so much dancing”: Julius Erving reemphasized how physical NBA basketball was in the 70s and 80s

NBA Legend Julius Erving believes that the current NBA play style gives more offensive freedom compared to his era in the 70s when players were physical. There is no debate on which is the best era in the NBA in…

“Michael Jordan dunked on our whole team and said, ‘I could do it again’”: Julius Erving hilariously details what it was like facing a younger MJ

Julius Erving talks about what it was like to play against Michael Jordan during his earlier days with the Chicago Bulls.  If there was one NBA superstar that Michael Jordan could be compared to in his earlier days as a…

“Charles Barkley, $400,000 in your driveway could be worth millions some day”: Sixers legend reveals how Julius Erving (Dr. J) taught him to act financially responsibly on Kevin Durant’s ETCs podcast

Without the guidance of Moses Malone and Dr. J, Charles Barkley might well have finessed his way out of the NBA one way or the other. NBA players today play in a very different sports league from what it was…

“The Larry Bird and Julius Erving fight was my ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment”: Charles Barkley reminisces about how the Celtics and Sixers legend fought in Chuck’s rookie season

Charles Barkley says that seeing Julius Erving and Larry Bird get into a scuffle on the court was his ‘welcome to the NBA’ moment.  The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics had a storied rivalry well before Charles Barkley made…

“Dr. J doesn’t have LeBron James on his 2 All-Time teams”: NBA and ABA legend Julius Erving leaves Lakers superstar out of his team because of the superteams he forms

The Sixers legend Dr.J shared his top two all-time NBA teams. He left out Lakers superstar and arguably the greatest player of all time, LeBron James. These days whenever legends of a game make their all-time list, they leave out…

“Julius Erving was the best of my era, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the greatest of all time”: When George Gervin anointed the Lakers legend and 6-time champion as his GOAT over Michael Jordan

George Gervin admitted that he was being a bit biased in picking Julius Erving over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the best of his generation. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is almost universally considered the greatest basketball players from the decade of the 1970s. The…