The answer to the question of whether a 63-year-old Julius Erving can dunk is an emphatic YES.
Erving has been making plenty of media rounds as NBATV's acclaimed documentary The Doctor premiered Monday night. It has gotten rave reviews from the NBA community. It is airing again on NBATV on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. if you missed it Monday. The documentary tells the story of one of the most definitive, revolutionary and influential players in basketball history.
No doubt, Erving had a style about him from the flashy dunks to the huge afro and was a driving force in making the game what it is today. He won the original ABA Slam Dunk Contest after all and was the boyhood idol to a whole generation of players -- Michael Jordan certainly coudl be included in that group.
This article ran originally on Philly.com on Monday, May 10, prior to the initial airing of the documentary. Check out the original article here. --Julius “Dr. J” Erving is the latest next subject in the award-winning NBA TV Originals series. "The Doctor," a 90-minute documentary, had its first airing Monday night, between Games 2 and 3 of the NBA Finals. Many...
Back on Monday, NBA TV debuted a documentary about Julius “Dr. J” Erving called “The Doctor” and the final ten seconds from it shows that the aging doctor can still get up.
Watch as Julius at 63-years-old soars for a one-handed jam with ease:
Julius Erving can still dunk [Point Forward]
Me = never dunked a basketball.
Dr. J = still dunking basketballs at 63.
Me = WTF
NBA Network’s much anticipated documentary on Julius Erving called “The Doctor” aired last night and featured Erving dunking a basketball at the young age of 63. Pretty impressive.
You know what would’ve been more impressive? Not choking in the first round of the playoffs against the ****...
NBA TV did a great documentary on “The Doctor” Julius Erving and during that documentary you still see he has some game left.
In the documentary you see Erving 63 years old dunking a basketball. It’s not every day you see someone that age dunking a basketball even if they were once a basketball star. Irving was one of the first great dunkers in the NBA with Philadelphia. Check...
At 63, Dr. J still has it. NBA TV aired a documentary on Julius Erving on Monday night called The Doctor, and it included this footage of him throwing down a right-handed slam.
While we’re on the note of Dr. J dunking, here’s ten of his best rim-rocking jams.
Before there was LeBron, before there was Kobe, before there was Michael, before there was Magic, and before there was Larrry. there was Julius Erving, a.k.a "Doctor J." A new NBA TV documentary aired this week introduces "Dr. J" to a whole new generation. Younger NBA fans may have seen footage of Erving through NBA TV or on YouTube, but for old school fans, Erving...
NBA TV’s documentary, “The Doctor,” ran on Monday night. The documentary showed that NBA and ABA legend Julius Erving can still dunk at the ripe old age of 63. To see someone as old as Dr. J do this is pretty incredible, even though he is about 6’7.”
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...
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