#TBT Sports Blog: NBA Icon “Dr. J” Julius Erving

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

Philadelphia Sports Icons: New FREE Sports Comic Book

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

FREE Sports Comic Book: Philadelphia Sports Icons

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

NBA Player Nicknames on Jerseys: Not a BIG Deal

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.

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NBA TV’s The Doctor Doc Debuts Starring Dr. J

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.

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