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Julius 'Dr. J' Erving sits down with FOXSports.com to discuss the end of the NBA lockout and more.
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Tail mark Willard and I'm pleased to be joined by basketball legend Julius doctor. Let's start off course softened a bit about the NBA looks like we've got to deal on the labor front. And will have a season how excited where you'd hear the news. Finally finally finally me you know get back out there and let's get back to work on the start working together to make it the best league in the world again. And and it's gonna take its gonna take some doing because I think there was a lot of damage associated with a -- As a former player who did not make nearly as much money -- the players today where did you align yourself during the lockout when the thing you have to. Do as a former player. And I have guys who former players Bill Russell who -- who who were. Weren't there. To remind you obviously. And we gotta we gotta put the economics aside you know I mean really to really enjoy basketball IQB concerns about. What guys -- making I had to be concerned about. You know who they are how they how they represent themselves and groups and if I am excited that is the franchise. So we've got to throw the economics out the window but so hog -- put on blast. In front of the world -- and you know everything's so for transparent now. So that part of -- little scary good unit really appreciated I think you got with that us. Do you think India has an issue getting fans to come back after the labor dispute there's going to be a problem. You know there's there's. Got bigger Arenas. 22024025000. It's so hard to feel under normal circumstances. But with the economy being what it is. That's a ticket prices drop the course toward. That's some creative things. Done to. -- encourage parents to come out and be supportive of basketball plus this is basketball plus. You know it's just different things that go on whether it's testimonials with the news concerts. Whether it's giveaways. You know there's got to be -- package. To keep the fans that we do have new fans and you always have to it's. According to reports we will start on Christmas Day and average shortened season do you think the time off will affect the players there's going to be some rust you know they're going to be. You know guys who -- best we'll leave the plan is wounded two K 2012. That's still a game this season with the joystick in hand. But and his and it's hard to. Replicate game conditions. When you -- imaging when you're practicing when you play an exhibition which which has been done. Cause attended a couple of exhibitions -- -- -- for -- bomber has something scheduled for December 12 the Washington DC. Where some of the current players and and formal players are scheduled to be participants. When you look at the stars of today does anyone remind you of yourself. What I like to say Kobe Bryant Dwyane Wade Kevin Durant. LeBron James justify things. You know there's good the player and it reminded me most of myself. -- in the last fifteen years. Was probably Scottie Pippen. And I never really played point forward as much as he played point. But but he's a guy who represented the guy who looks most like him. Probably in terms of build and lead when he when he drives ball we've slash uses Kevin Durant. But you knew that started so that you like him. And and other than that you know it's hard to find a way to. You know you can imitate but it's hard to duplicate. We -- three superstars joined forces in Miami this season feel like this -- of stars teaming up to try to wintering. Basketballs a business. And you know when the Lakers seemed we have always had a trio of players. So it's not by accident. You know multiple great players in the won the same team -- my -- NBA championship team with would. With the Sixers. Was Moses Malone and brutality. Maurice Cheeks myself Bobby Jones. You know you have -- four guys -- All should be in the hall of -- to it was a red. And and the other guys hopefully will -- one day. The Celtics always had a great Frontline Kevin McHale Larry Bird Robert Parish. And that wasn't gone through. Through the draft and they traded Robert Parish. So. You know having that having a trio of superstars. Is not a new thing just how was done through free agency and you know the interview. You know made it made it controversy and effective as a broad created controversy because you know he needs. These these sort of mired in controversy. And will be -- validates his greatness. Which we know is on the horizon. You're working with two -- sports in their new game NBA two K12 gamers can put the best of the best up against each other so let me ask you this -- Sixers team. Beat the 2011 maps. I think 83 team. Can can take on all comers. Some of the prior teams that went to the finals obviously we didn't make it to you because it. Championship but three different times twice obviously is once is one of trail Blazers. So even though -- like those teams that would there was something missing. No but there was nothing missing an 83 team we swept through twelve wins one loss. We went through this season. You know 160. Plus games this with 65 games. We rested our players. Good to get ready for the playoffs for two weeks. In which we you know maybe you lost another three or four games. So. I think that I put out -- -- came up against any team in history you via. So you think 83 Sixers were the best team ever. Absolutely. All right doctor. Foxsports.com has -- covered for all of your basketball needs.