Dr. J, Julius Erving had an amazing 16-year NBA career. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer was also one of the best slam dunkers to play the game in both the ABA era and the NBA.
Dr. J was also a Rucker Park Legend.
In basketball, comparisons are often made in sports and it can kind of distract fans and players from the actual game. While everyone is comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan and deciding if the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant is the next heir to the throne, this comparison game is not new. “My early years, I was inspired by players and comparisons were made with Elgin Baylor and number one was Connie Hawkins,” Julius Erving told me on Scoop B Radio.
“There were some definite, real comparisons to be made.”
Check out Dr. J, Julius Erving and Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Scoop B Radio Overtime
Dr. J didn’t just discuss comparisons on Scoop B Radio. He also talked about Tim Duncan.
“Yeah when you start doing all-time players and start picking your top five, your top ten or your top fifteen, whatever Tim Duncan needs to show up in that conversation,” he said.
Added Dr. J:
“I have a top 5. I have had it since I was 15 years old. That doesn’t change for me because those were my five favorite players. That would be my team if I was going to start a team. So I go Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson. That’s my five.”
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