Julius Erving, also known as “Dr. J,” was an immensely talented and thrilling basketball player who left a lasting impact on the sport.
His incredible acrobatic moves influenced and inspired future basketball legends like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, shaping the NBA as we know it today.
Although Erving retired in 1987, he has remained relatively low-key over the years.
However, he occasionally resurfaces to share his opinions on current NBA players.
Recently, he revealed his personal list of the ten greatest NBA players ever, which notably did not include LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, or Stephen Curry.
Dr.J’s top 10 players of all time (no order)
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) July 30, 2023
Erving explained that these players had not yet completed their careers, which factored into his decision.
Dr. J’s Top 10 All Time list is gonna rub ALOT of people the wrong way. ???
— Joy De’Angela (@joydeangela) July 29, 2023
However, it is widely acknowledged by most that LeBron James ranks among the top ten greatest players of all time, with many even considering him within the top two or three.
Dr. J knows exactly what he’s doing leaving Bron off his list.
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