Posts Tagged 'Julius Erving'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/24/21

Julius "Dr. J" Erving and the Nets' Glory Days on Long Island

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.”   —   Julius Erving

(The legendary Doctor J!  Arguably the greatest all around basketball players of all time!  The man could do it all, but he was mostly known for his spectacular, long range dunks.  They say he was “the first man to weaponize flight”!  Can you imagine what a powerhouse the Milwaukee Bucks would have been had they been allowed to draft him back in 1972?  With Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Oscar Robertson?  Oh my god, they would have been unstoppable!  But, his old ABA team – the Virginia Squires – threw a monkey wrench into those plans, eventually trading him to the New Jersey Nets.  After a few years with them he went on to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.  Both the Nets and the 76ers retired his jersey.  And, to think that my Knicks turned down the opportunity to acquire him from the Nets!  SMH.  This is his first quote to be used in the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  So, we welcome the Hall of Famer to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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