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Sunday Basketball Notes

Julius Erving jumped into biopic with both feet

Julius Erving decided it was time for reflection. Once one of the NBA’s most popular players, a league poster child for athletic grace on the court and a pleasant disposition off it, Erving has been retired more than 25 years, and he has harnessed his thoughts into an emotional biopic.

“The Doctor” premiered last Monday and offered some sides of Erving of which even his most passionate fans were unaware. Narrated by Erving, he takes viewers through his childhood on Long Island, his days at the University of Massachusetts, those special years in the American Basketball Association, his 11 years with the Philadelphia 76ers, and finally some of his post-retirement setbacks.

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