Dr. J sounds off on the NBA

Our own Eric Neel goes one-on-one with Julius Erving on his own playing days, and the current state of the NBA.

Updated: June 21, 2005, 10:53 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

EDITORS NOTE: Every year when the Finals come around, we wait, and watch, and wonder: Will we ever see a play as great as the one Julius Erving made in 1980, swooping behind the backboard against the Lakers, making Kareem Abdul-Jabbar look as if he wasn't even there? And every year, the answer is: No. The Doctor is the standard-bearer, in so many ways. Eric Neel caught up with the living legend for an interview on the state of the game, both yesterday and today.

NEEL: First things first. ...

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