In 1982, the NBA Eastern Conference was a war between two teams—the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics.
The 76ers were led by one of the NBA's elder statesmen of the time Julius Erving "Dr J." The high flying former ABA Superstar was the greatest dunker of his era and at the time in NBA History.
The Boston Celtics were led by the league's newest superstar. Larry Bird had already teamed with Kevin McHale and Robert Parish to win the 1981 NBA Title. In order to get to the Finals they had to defeat the 76ers.
Now in 1982 the Sixers and Celtics would matchup again in the Eastern Conference Finals with a trip to the NBA Finals and a meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers awaiting the winner.
It was an epic conference finals with the Sixers pulling off an improbable game seven victory in the Boston Garden to advance the NBA Finals where they would eventually lose the Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The rosters of the 1982 Sixers and Celtics are littered with Hall of Fame players and NBA legends. Thirty years later where are the key members of these two great teams and what are they up to?