Julius Erving Rumors
Julius Erving was unable to attend Saturday’s win, but Jules said that when his dad attends his games, they have a “quick talk” afterward about things he did well “and the things I could have improved on.” “After that we just go on normally,” Jules said. “He’s not the father that wants me to be in the NBA or pushes me to do this or that; he really isn’t. He wants me to work hard at whatever.”
Collins said that Jules Erving has recently started to receive interest from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Kennesaw State and Georgia State. Erving said that, for him, playing in college depends on whether he receives a Division I scholarship offer. “If it’s not D-I, I don’t think I’d do it,” Erving said. “I’d probably just focus on my books. That’s the biggest thing for me right now. “I have a 3.5 GPA and I’m trying to get it higher. I want to go into business with my dad. “
Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving sold majority rights to his name and image to Authentic Brands Group on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources say that Erving will get an upfront guarantee as well as royalties associated with the deal. As part of the contract, ABG has filed for the trademark to “Dr. J” as well as Erving’s signature in the US and in various countries throughout the world.
Shaquille O’Neal: Criticism only motivated me. For one, the reason I started playing basketball was because my favorite basketball player, Dr. J, was in a movie, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Kareem was in a movie (Airplane!). You can only work on your game three or four hours a day — it’s obvious I did that because … I’m going to be first-ballot alongside A.I. [Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers] and Yao Ming.
Scott Howard-Cooper: Larry Brown, Julius Erving and John Thompson for Allen Iverson. And as Shaq hoped, Dr. J, Alonzo Mourning, Bill Russell and Isiah Thomas.
The Hall of Fame now awaits, with O’Neal being inducted in a class that includes Allen Iverson, Yao Ming and Tom Izzo, among others. O’Neal told The Vertical that he has chosen four Hall of Famers – Isiah Thomas, Julius Erving, Bill Russell and Alonzo Mourning – to present him in Friday’s ceremony. In 19 seasons, O’Neal earned four championships, three Finals MVPs, one league MVP and 15 All-Star honors, and is seventh on the all-time scoring list.
Who is the best dunker you have ever seen? Julius Erving: I’ll tell you; Zach has put on a show the last couple of years. He has to get kudos. I don’t know if the surprise factor and the timing coordination dunks that he does are as impactful as what Vince Carter brought to the scene when he did a few things that hadn’t been seen before. I think with Connie Hawkins, myself, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, there’s a lineage there, and I think Vince shook it up a little bit there with a couple of dunks there. I’m gonna let him reside in that spot right there.