Petey, are you kidding? And Thorn is correct. ABA Julius was something VERY special.Petey said:Does anyone have clips or suggested readings (books) on Dr. J?
I'd love to learn more on him.
NBA wasn't drafting underclassmen yet.Net2 said:I had no idea he was drafted by the Bucks. That was a suprise.
I thought he was drafted by some NBA team, didn't know it was the Bucks. I guess the draft rights had expired by 1976, since he was able to go to the Sixers.
Also, Imagine Dr. J, Oscar, and Kareem playing together!! I'm suprised he didn't go to Milwaukee. I guess the Squires offered more money.
I think your out of your mind. Dr. J is not overrated, he was a great basketball player and deserves to be up there. He changed the way the game was played. I might not be very old, but I've seen plenty of Dr. J, and I can tell you he isn't the most overrated player of all time.squaleca said:DR J most overated BBall player of all time!! yes granted he is a great player but to put him in the top 5 or even top 10 all time is ludacris!!!!!!!!
it must be old it should be from Julius to VinceDark Knight said:I forgot the title of the book, but it is something like "From Julius to Jason." Book on the whole Nets franchise.
Here's a bit straight from the Association:
Blazer Freak said:I think your out of your mind. Dr. J is not overrated, he was a great basketball player and deserves to be up there. He changed the way the game was played. I might not be very old, but I've seen plenty of Dr. J, and I can tell you he isn't the most overrated player of all time.
After just three years, experts are already calling him the best forward to play the game ... That judgment still must stand the test of time, but he's the best now ... Captured the scoring title the last two years and was MVP in both the regular season and playoffs in 1973-74 ... Got the Dr. J. nickname while still a youngster in Roosevelt, NY,, where he was born Feb. 22, 1950 ... Became a more complete player adding defense and playmaking to his shooting and rebounding, after coming to the Nets from the Squires last year ... Also became wealthier, signing a huge, new contract. Owner Roy Boe had to pay off both Virginia and NBA Hawks to acquire him ... Nice guy who hasn't been spoiled by success ... Likes privacy, though, delayed wedding by several hours last winter when site got out ... Left UMass after junior year.