76ers Want to Bring Dr. J. Back to Philly
His sneakers are returning to Philadelphia. The 76ers are hopeful Dr. J will come along for the ride.
A day after the Sixers swooped in and collected some Julius Erving memorabilia, team CEO Adam Aron said he has reached out to Dr. J about joining the organization in some capacity.
“We’d like to bring Dr. J back to Philadelphia,” Aron said Monday. “He’s only one of the greatest 76ers of all time. We’d love to see Julius Erving have a connection with the 76ers in some shape or fashion. I don’t know what, exactly.”
Erving’s retired No. 6 already hangs in the rafters—and soon Philadelphia fans will feel more connected to the Hall of Famer.
The team bought 10 lots containing 18 items from Erving’s personal basketball memorabilia collection auction that ended over the weekend.