Count Julius Erving as a loyal backer of old-school basketball. In principle, I agree that some of the league’s moving parts and ‘superteams’ stuff is getting out of hand, but Erving’s latest take is just ridiculous.
While making an appearance on the Posted Up podcast, Erving was asked to make up a first and second NBA team made up of the top-10 NBA players of all-time. The list had some issues. First of all, Erving had Michael Jordan on his second team, which is an issue in-and-of itself. But the thing that had most people irked was that LeBron James didn’t even make an appearance in Erving’s ten players.
Check out Ervings’ two teams:
- Oscar Robertson
- Jerry West
- Wilt Chamberlain
- Bill Russell
- Elgin Baylor
- Magic Johnson
- Michael Jordan
- Larry Bird
- Karl Malone
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“He’s the guy who has led the charge in terms of super teams…”@JuliusErving doesn't have LeBron on his top-two All-Time NBA teams 👀
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 27, 2021
The LeBron fans came out in droves to defend their king against Dr. J.
Ok I can see him not being somebody's 1 or maybe 2 All Time but not top 10 come on man impossible https://t.co/VsEpxAxz1J
— True to self Mack (@TyWomack11) April 27, 2021
This is a terrible take by Dr. J 🤦🏾♂️ My dad will kill me for going after the Doctor but this is 🗑
Cleveland and LA was a super team? Legend or not, ppl just be making up reasons to hate Lebron. https://t.co/KJLrETDDCn
— B Plus | #BePositive✌🏾 (@dj_b_plus) April 27, 2021
These old niggas be talking out they ass. https://t.co/FLWb5uOp82
— Wondy (@Don1Der) April 27, 2021
Why would LeBron care about the opinion of a player he's better than? https://t.co/4tp0Ocy657
— 2Shots Shakur💉💉 (@KESE_86) April 27, 2021
Lmao niggas hate for Bron is disgusting https://t.co/VdqMNBUAu6
— Peco (@swaggy11wr) April 27, 2021
Doc was in a different era, he saw a lot of guys. I can't speak for his choices cause that's his opinion. I just see highlights of the legends, I don't know much outside of that.
In my personal opinion, any all-time NBA team has to have LeBron James in it. https://t.co/XIbPW2gHru
— NEW YORK… WE HERE! (@MrMarinKnows) April 27, 2021
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I see where Dr. J is coming from, but c’mon. LeBron James is one of the greatest players of all-time…how can we even dispute it at this point?
You can dislike LeBron’s political views, his on-court antics, his assembling of super teams, but you have to acknowledge his place in NBA history. Time and time again the guy proves himself to be the greatest basketball player that we’ve seen in a long time.
Julius Erving is great, but he needs to give credit where it’s due.