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1987:  Michael Jordan and Julius "Dr. J" Erving pose for a portrait.  Copyright 1987 NBAE  (Photo by Jerry Wachter/NBAE/Getty Images)

Not Jordan, Not James, Shaq Says Julius Erving Is The Greatest Ever

Shaquille O’Neal says Julius Erving is the best basketball player of all-time.


NEW YORK - MAY 20: NBA Legend Julius Erving poses for a photo prior to the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News' 'Good Morning America' Times Square Studio in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. J: Sixers On 7-Year Plan ‘To Be Good’

Julius Erving talks about the timetable of Sam Hinkie’s plan with the Sixers.


PHILADELPHIA - MAY 11: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket in what becomes known as "The Move" against Mark Landsberger #54 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers during game 4 of the NBA Finals on May 11 of the 1980 NBA Finals at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges  and agrees that, by downloading and or using this  photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Cummins/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

Sixers Celebrate Anniversary Of Iconic Julius Erving Basket

Monday marked the 35th anniversary of Julius Erving’s amazing reverse lay-up.


PHILADELPHIA, :  Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson(L) finds the Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan (R) in the path to the basket 17 April in Philadelphia. The Bulls won 87-80, increasing their record to 61-20. AFP PHOTO/TOM MIHALEK (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

NBA Generator Allows You To Create Your Ultimate Mt. Rushmore

The NBA has released an online generator that allows fans to create their Mt. Rushmore.


(Marnie Schneider with her kids, during a recent visit back to Philadelphia.  Photo provided by Marnie Schneider)

Marnie Schneider, Using Sports To Help Kids Thrive

The granddaughter of onetime Eagles’ owner Leonard Tose is grateful for the opportunities that sports gave her in her life, so she’s helping young people benefit from sports programs.


(credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Have Big Plans In Store For Opening Night

The Sixers will be rolling out the red carpet on Opening Night.


(PHILADELPHIA - 1980:   Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a break during an NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980.   Copyright 1980 NBAE. Photo by Jim Cummins/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Today Marks The Day The Doctor Came To Town

October 20th marks the anniversary of the Sixers acquisition of Julius Erving.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 1:NBA Legend Julius Erving poses with his banner prior to it being raised at the Wells Fargo Center March 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal Calls Dr. J The Greatest Player Ever

To call Dr. J the greatest of all-time is not all that ridiculous.


INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 18: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers throws down the 360-dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Top 5 Dunks Of All Time

With the NBA Slam Dunk Contest coming up, we take a look at five classic dunks.


Julius Erving at The Spectrum

Hall Of Famer Erving Returns To 76ers As Adviser

Julius Erving has returned to the Philadelphia 76ers as a strategic adviser.


(A crane lowers a statue of Julius "Dr. J" Erving into place outside the Xfinity Live venue in South Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Iconic Statues Returned to South Philadelphia Ahead of Entertainment Venue’s Debut

The statues of Kate Smith, Julius Erving, and Gary Dornhoefer that were once outside the Spectrum are back in South Philadelphia.


Julius Erving at The Spectrum

Erving Memorabilia Auction Nets $3.5 Million

SCP Auctions says more than 140 items from Julius Erving’s personal collection sold for a record $3.5 million. The auction ran from October until Sunday.


(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phillies Ace Honored With John Wanamaker Athletic Award

Roy Halladay has picked up another prestigious award. The Phillies ace has been honored with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award. 


Statue of Kate Smith seems to sing 'God Bless America' as it is lifted away to storage.

Kate Smith Goes Into Storage As Spectrum Demolition Nears

The iconic statues outside the Spectrum — Kate Smith, Gary Dornhoefer, and Doctor “J” — were being moved to make way for the arena’s demolition in the coming weeks.