It’s the Season 6 finale of Knuckleheads, y’all! And we’ve got a real one to close it out for you. One of the greatest ever to do it. New York legend. Rucker Park hero. Philadelphia superstar. The high-flying hooper every kid wanted to be, a man who made his mark on the sport forever with a name the game will never forget, it’s JULIUS … DR.J … ERVING! Nothing but love for our OG. Make an appointment with the Doctor and tune in for this very special episode of Knuckleheads.
Current state of basketball and player resemblances [3:00]Julius Erving AKA Dr. J Joins Q and D | Knuckleheads S6: E15 | The Players’ Tribune – YouTube
Legendary dunking, being one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, nickname origin [9:15]
UMASS and Rucker Park [23:45]
ABA to NBA transition, first dunk contest, biggest rivalries [30:49]
Effortless swagger, endorsements, racism over time [53:20]
Being MJ’s favorite player, Wilt Chamberlain, almost playing for the Bucks [1:04:55]