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Julius Erving’s Place in Basketball History

April 18th, 2010
Doc: The Rise and Rise of Julius Erving By Vincent M. Mallozzi John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010 This is a “biography” of Julius Erving, better known to sports fans as Dr. J, that relies almost exclusively on news and video accounts and an over decade-old interview of the man ...

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in Their Own Words: A Book Review

December 31st, 2009
  When the Game Was Ours by Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson, with Jackie   MacMullan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009   When the Game Was Ours tells the real story behind the rivalry between Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird, the two marquee National Basketball Association (NBA) players of the 1980s.  The rivalry of these two ...