That’s one hell of a prognosis from the doctor.
Julius “Dr. J” Erving touched on several things while he spoke before the premiere of an upcoming documentary aptly named “The Doctor.”
The 90-minute movie, narrated by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, will air at 9 p.m. June 10 on NBA TV. Per USA Today Sports:
PHILADELPHIA – Julius Erving said the Los Angeles Lakers traded the Philadelphia 76ers “damaged goods” in Andrew Bynum, called analytics “turning basketball into rocket science” and predicted the San Antonio Spurs would defeat the Miami Heat for the NBA championship while speaking Wednesday at Xfinity Live in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
“When you talk to the Lakers, when you talk to the Celtics, when you talk to – well, those two in particular – the guy on the other end of the phone has his fingers crossed,” Erving said. “So whatever he’s telling you, he’s not telling you the truth. He’s working a deal for him. And what happened to us last year with getting damaged goods hopefully will only happen once. And that’s the extent of that learning curve.”