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Dr. J - the Special

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Aired on NBATV last night, anyone watch?

    I recorded on DVR and then watched about 3/4 before having to call it a night. I forgot how much of an icon he was before joining the Sixers. Some nice snippets from Walton, Riley, Magic and even World B Free! I had an opportunity to spend a few hours with Mr. Erving one night at a celebrity golf tournament and he was truly a patient, engaging, warm hearted, decent person (he insisted I call him Julius). Best quote was I asked him what one play was the most memorable and he said "they're all the same."
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Damn, what's World B. Free doing these days?
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Ask Drip.

    When is it on regular TV?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Are they neighbors?
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    What's regular TV?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    TNT or ESPN or whatever.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Oh, are they planning on showing it on multiple networks? I just assumed it would be on NBATV and then on DVD later. Wouldn't surprise me, I guess, if they replayed it before Game 7 or something if there is one.
  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Kinda off topic, but: on a radio SportsCenter yesterday, items about Lionel Hollins being fired and Maurice Cheeks being hired were read one after the other, which I found to be an odd coincidence. It reminded me how much I loved those early '80s Sixers teams, particularly the way Dr. J carried himself with class on the court.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I kept seeing the promos on TNT so I thought it was on that station or TBS or ESPN.

    Sucks if it's only NBA-TV. I want to see it.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah. You might could find it online somewhere. No idea how NBA TV works in terms of putting their documentaries online or available on iTunes or something. I might try to watch it tonight if I have time. Looking forward to it.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Doug Collins was on some of those teams, too. Lot of coaching material there. I always thought Bobby Jones would have made a good coach, too.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I wasn't on the NBA beat when his career finished, but I was a sidebar guy for his last game ever, a Game 5 playoff loss to the Bucks in 1987.

    I'd forgotten some things about that game, including Don Nelson getting ejected and Del Harris taking over. But I remember my sidebar being on Dr. J and the front page of that section being framed on the wall of a bar for many years.
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