1. 30 Years Later: An Oral History of the NBA's First Slam Dunk Contest

    Before NBA stars leaped over cars in a single bound and dunked with a blindfold on, there was a man known as Dr. J who flew through the air from the free-throw line...

    Charles Curtis Written by Charles Curtis about 5 months ago 81,467 reads 39 comments

  2. Dr. J on His First Sneaker Deal: Converse Still Owes Me Money

    It's hard to believe that the sneaker world we know now did not always exist; athletes did not always sign multimillion-dollar shoe sponsorships...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 months ago 71,140 reads 47 comments

  3. NBA Legend Julius Erving Holds Nothing Back in New Autobiography

    NEW YORK — Julius Erving was a springy 21-year-old, soaring high, dunking hard and electrifying the masses at Harlem's famed Rucker Park, when a friend tried to explain his uncanny connection to the crowd...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 8 months ago 51,611 reads 43 comments

  4. NBA 2K14: Dr. J's Addition Hints Legends Will Be Available for Next-Gen

    One of the questions about NBA 2K14 on next-generation consoles was seemingly answered on Saturday. To the delight of nostalgic NBA gamers, community manager Ronnie Singh tweeted this...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 9 months ago 6,153 reads 0 comments

  5. Julius Erving Reveals 'Dr. J's All-Time Starting Five,' Without Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan slights have never been in greater supply. First, Gary Payton says John Stockton was more difficult to defend than "His Airness ," then Julius Erving leaves MJ off his all-time starting five...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 42,625 reads 168 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant vs. Julius Erving: 5 Days of Black Mamba Birthday Comparisons

    Editor's note: Kobe Bryant turns 35 on August 23. To commemorate the Los Angeles Lakers legend's big day, we're seeing how his career stacks up next to five NBA luminaries, be they current Hall of Famers or those in the making...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 11 months ago 31,151 reads 123 comments

  7. Ranking the 5 Best NBA Free Agency Signings in Philadelphia 76ers History

    Compiling a list that breaks down the Philadelphia 76ers' best free agency signings in their history will either teach or reinforce one thing. Philadelphia was in their free agency prime during the 1970s...

    Zachary Arthur Written by Zachary Arthur about 12 months ago 6,785 reads 19 comments