Today’s #TBT sports blog may be a day late, but allow me to extend belated birthday wishes to NBA icon “Dr. J” Julius Erving. That’s right! The eternally youthful #6 turned 66 years-old yesterday. Wow! Time certainly flies as the … Continue reading
Since the Declaration of Independence was signed here in 1776, the City of Brotherly Love has nurtured a rich and diverse heritage. The home town of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall has also become synonymous with the birthplace of … Continue reading
My newest FREE sports comic book chronicles the stories of iconic figures in Philadelphia sports history. In addition to its predecessors – Boston Sports Icons and New York Sports Icons – Philadelphia Sports Icons is third in a series of … Continue reading
As a basketball purist, I’m not thrilled by the NBA’s recent promotional campaign to add player nicknames to the back of their uniforms for specific games.
For a professional league that has always marketed in a BIG way, last night’s cheeky commercialism was small minded.
The NBA has always fostered a team game reliant on the collective efforts of brilliant individual performers.Continue reading
The Doctor debuted this week on NBA TV amid much anticipated hype.
The 90-minute documentary chronicles the unparalleled basketball exploits of Julius Erving, one of the NBA’s greatest, universally admired and most captivating players.
The Doctor superbly paints the evolution of a skinny, under-rated 6’3” high school athlete from Roosevelt, Long Island to a mythically dominant dunker, defender, deadly scorer and the NBA’s greatest star of his era.Continue reading