When it comes to playing, Ollie can be easily overlooked by the fans. But he never has been overlooked by those who know the game.
Tag Archives: Julius Erving
Chewing the Fat with Fatty Taylor
Believe me, I stopped guys. I didn’t slow them down; I stopped them. I didn’t think nobody could score on me—until I ran into a guy named Calvin Murphy.
The Resurrection of Bernard King, 1982
In his place is an introspective 24-year-old man capable of this amazing restitution. And the common thread through it all has been King’s explosive talents as a basketball player.
Michael Jordan: The Real No. 1 Draft Choice, 1984
Like Van Cliburn coming to Carnegie Hall for the first time or Beverly Sills to the Met, Michael Jordan came to Madison Square Garden as a professional.
Super John Williamson: Nothing But Net, 1979
While Williamson was just one of a number of sideshows to Julius Erving’s main act during those winning seasons, he was now looked upon by his teammates as the Nets’ leader, the one to go to in clutch situations, and Williamson has proven that he thrives under those conditions.
￼Charles Barkley’s Bitter End, 1986
The loud, proud burghers of Milwaukee streamed out of the stands to gather behind Barkley and blister his ears until Maurice Cheeks came back to lead him to quiet, if not necessarily peace.
￼George Gervin: Chillin’ with The Iceman, 1988
[No intro needed for George Gervin. His many career achievements and chill image precede him. In this article, which ran in the April 1988 issue of Basketball Digest, Glenn Rogers of the San Antonio Express newspaper checks in with the 35-year-old Iceman to mark an upcoming city-wide ceremony to fete their retired pro basketball heroContinue reading “￼George Gervin: Chillin’ with The Iceman, 1988”
￼Moses Malone: The Indestructible Sixer, 1984
Moses Malone was the hard hat—6-foot-11, 255 pounds of steel-driving man. He showed up in overalls every night. And when everybody else was wobbly with fatigue, he was the guy still pounding rivets, drenched in sweat, a fierce scowl on his face.
￼Billy Knight: The Pacers’ Newest Star, 1975
Billy Knight is only the second rookie in the Pacers’ history to crack the starting lineup right away. McGinnis was the first.
￼The Legacy of Dr. J, 1986
This season, Erving’s 16th as a pro, was to have been the closing of the circle that is basketball.