Julius is 63.
Now airing on NBA TV after a month of ads, it's "Doctor", the long-overdue documentary of Julius Erving, one of the most beloved basketball players ever. In it, you get to see some of those rarely seen clips from the man's glory days in the Rucker Park playgrounds and the ABA. And if you are anything like me, your eyes will pop at dunks and moves that happened in a time that hardly seems possible now.
It is, of course, a bit of a whitewash, but that's what happens with all of these documentaries. And it is, of course, completely worth your time, if only because Erving is one of the five most influential players in the history of the game.
(He's also, of course, the player that made me love hoop more than any other sport, and my childhood hero. So I'm not really the most skeptical of audiences here.)
I grew up in a household where I was the only one who cared about basketball. That's pretty much still the case. As the youngest and smallest child in a house of people...