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Julius Erving Award finalists announced

On Wednesday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Award. Introduced in 2015, the Julius Erving Award is given to the nation's top small forward.Freshmen Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the projected top two picks in the 2016 NBA Draft, headline the list along with Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine.Here are the other...
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Damion Lee Named Finalist For Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award

University of Louisville graduate transfer Damion Lee had been named one of ten finalists for the 2016 Julius Erving Award. Named after Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA All-Star Julius Erving, the annual honor in its second year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. The Baltimore native leads the Cardinals
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Kobe: 76ers thought I would score 81 points after hot start

Kobe Bryant played in front of his hometown Philadelphia fans for the final time Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers visited the Philadelphia 76ers. Normally the game would have no appeal — the Sixers were winless entering the game and Bryant’s Lakers weren’t much better with just two — but after winning a state title for Lower Merion High School in 1996, leaving Philadelphia...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Larry Brown Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine stole the show on Saturday night with a series of incredible dunks that helped him win the Slam Dunk contest with ease. LaVine's first dunk was perhaps his best, as it elicited stunning reactions from the judges and his colleagues. The best part was watching Dr. J have a look of disbelief on his face as his jaw dropped. ...
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February 14, 2015  |  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

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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