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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Julius Erving
It's a day to honor another of Boston's greatest sports champions.
Allen Iverson's highlights played one more time on the big screen, diehard Philadelphia 76ers fans and Julius Erving all part of the crowd catching one more glimpse of No. 3 in his prime.
Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals.
"Absolutely, I thought about the matchup," James said. "But no one would ever see it. It's not going to happen. But it's good for people to talk about."
NBA legend Michael Jordan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game when he was in his prime.
Sergio Garcia already has drawn the ire of Tiger Woods.
Iverson, the 2001 NBA MVP, has turned down a chance to return to basketball with the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate. He posted a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining his decision to decline an offer from Texas Legends' co-owner Donnie Nelson to join the team.
Before coach Doug Collins had his Philadelphia 76ers look ahead to Game 6, he had them rewind the tape to a dusty Game 7.
All-Star Saturday Night has become more than just a preview to the main event, Sunday night's All-Star game. It's now a four-event talent showcase, highlighted by the Slam Dunk contest.
His sneakers are returning to Philadelphia. The 76ers are hopeful Dr. J will come along for the ride.
Julius Erving has denied an upcoming auction of his personal basketball memorabilia collection is tied to a lawsuit filed against him by a Georgia bank.
Video game makers are bracing for an extended NBA lockout by focusing on former players who made the league popular in hopes of taking the attention away from the impact labor strife will have on their product.
Hall of Famer Julius Erving, a former Sixers great and team adviser, said before Sunday's win over Cleveland that the Sixers needed to keep Collins.
"The organization can ill-afford to have Doug walk away," Erving said. "You're not going to get a better coach or a better teacher."