Julius Erving Rumors
Julius Erving, the Hall of Famer who starred on the 76ers’ last title team in 1983, is tired of watching the franchise founder at the bottom of the NBA. “It hurts to see the franchise down,” Erving said. “We want to be associated with a winning team. We’ve got to take crap from other retired players from teams that are winning right now. Then we have to remind them how we used to beat up on them in our day. It’s a little bit back and forth. There’s bragging rights. We’d like for the Sixers to help us get some bragging rights.”
“He did it his own way,” Erving said, comparing basketball’s “Chairman of the Boards” to another. “You have to compare him to Frank Sinatra, a guy who did it his own way and in the process, changed everything. Moses wasn’t the smoothest. He wasn’t the most articulate. There’s a short list of things he wasn’t and a long list of things that he was. “I feel like he completed his mission. He always had a mission, the message that he carried around in his bible. He did what it said. He was a man who loved his family, loved life to the fullest and got the most out of his time here.”
Mark Berman: Julius Erving (Dr. J) was at Moses Malone’s funeral: “When he was given that stage he made the best of it and he did it his own way. You’ve got to compare him to Frank Sinatra, a guy who did it his own way, and during the process of doing it his own way, changed everything.”
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant made some headlines during his tour of Europe with Nike as former NBA MVP reiterated that he believes he’s the best basketball player in the world. Since there is little else to debate during the early portion of September, it should come as no surprise that this statement was a topic of conversation during Julius Erving’s interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday afternoon. “He shouldn’t put anyone ahead of him,” said Erving.