Yeah, Julius Erving’s basketball grandson is in town tonight (will he get 50 against one of his top career competitors in Allen Iverson? I say yeah). Gonna try and pick his brain on some legacy points…time permitting of course.
As he climbs the Lakers all time scoring list (He’s second with 25121behind Jerry West’s 25192) and looks to defend another Lakers title, where do you think he belongs not only in the NBA, but sports in general historically? Who is his peer outside of the game? Why does Steve Nash have more MVP trophies? See how history is forever distorted for those not yet born?
Will we ever get an answer to that? Naaaah, but the award is now tainted and has been for a while.
In my opinion, he’s definitely NBA top ten all time and if we’re playing pick up, he’s the second shooting guard I’m rockin’ with. If he wins another ring this year, he heads into the top 5 sling shottin’ shoot the gift strong over Magic and Bird.
What athlete is having or has had a similar career?
Yeah, these are all subjective and there’s no right answer, but it’s time to get the NBA juices flowing and why not start with that Philly boy Kobe “don’t do it to ‘em Beans!” Bryant?