OK, One Question (and this one question is only ONE WORD!)…ready?: “WHY????” So there is this player in the history of the NBA…they called him “Dr. J”…Ringing any bells?? Well of course it is! The Liberty Bell, perhaps?! Julius DR.J Erving was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers for CASH CONSIDERATIONS!! What were the New Jersey Nets Thinking???
Well, when you look at the brass facts it did, indeed, all come down to the almighty buck. I’m sure the Nets would have loved to hold onto this superstar but they were deeply in debt and DR.J was demanding more and more money, which he deserved. I guess if the shoe fits you are just supposed to wear it right? Dr. J already had three ABA MVP's and two ABA championships polishing his in motion career. The last 11 seasons of his career was spent ruling the hardwood for the 76ers. They won another championship and Dr. J notched another MVP. Now, the Nets would forever mourn this move…having to give up a superstar to repair a financial situation?? Well that surely is a hard pill to swallow…they began a 25-year drought without a single NBA Finals appearance.