"I remember the afro," George Gervin says. "Doc's hair was flying back."
Julius "Doctor J" Erving was three big strides into his approach on a foul-line dunk in the 1976 ABA All-Star Slam-Dunk Contest and his mane was roaring.
"Even before he took off he was really rolling, his afro blowing," Artis Gilmore remembers. "We all became entangled in what he was going to do."
What he did, of course, was rise up -- like a jet fighter lifting off the deck of a carrier -- and ...Read full story
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