Julius Erving (A.k.a. - Dr. J)

by Dan Gatlin
(St. Louis, MO)

Dr. J. Dunking

Dr. J. Dunking

There is no question in the minds of anyone who has ever watched basketball for over the last 40 years, as I have, to say without a shadow of a doubt, that Dr. J was in fact, the all-time greatest player to ever play the game.


I mean the man had moves that had not been seen before or since, on the basketball court. He could out hustle you up and down the court all day long, finesse you with his devastating moves, or simply blow your mind away with some of the most nastiest slam-dunks ever.

Sadly though, he played in an era before the hype machines of today, which helped players like Jordan, Shaq, Kobe, Lebron, and all the new guys these days. But before there was a Magic Johnson, or a Larry Byrd, or his so-called Airness...there was but one man, who out did them all...and that man was Julius Erving, A.k.a. Dr. J.

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