It’s been 28 years since professional basketball great Julius “Doctor J” Erving’s [retirement] and there still seems to be a glaring lack of basic knowledge for what the man did to earn the accolade as one of the greatest players ever.
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The ABA began as a renegade league and ended up taking on the NBA, against all odds. Its legacy still lives on 39 years since its end.
Fan Duel – AOL
Forty years ago this coming October, the American Basketball Association kicked off what would prove to be its final season, before merging with the NBA in 1977. But is “merging” really the proper way to describe the melding of the two preeminent hoops entities of the day? Well, that depends on what your definition of “merge” is. If you’re comfortable calling an esteemed older league absorbing a flailing younger league’s only four viable franchises a merger, then sure, it’s a merger.
The bright lights and excitement of playing and coaching basketball had long since diminished for Joe Belmont, once a prominent player and coach in Denver’s basketball history.
Kansas City Star
Don Dee, a member of the United States Olympic gold-medal winning basketball team in 1968, died of natural causes in North Kansas City, according to his family…Dee made the [Olympic] team, along with future professional standouts Spencer Haywood, Jo Jo White and Charlie Scott.
Dropping Dimes Advisory Board Member and ABA great Spencer Haywood and ABA All-Star Louie Dampier made it into the 2015 Class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Read more
The Dropping Dimes Foundation looks forward to this year’s NCAA Final Four Tournaments. Read more