Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sun Mar 26 07:12:35 EDT 2017
TOP NEWS
THE “DOC” IS SELLING HIS CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS AND MUCH MORE
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:41 PM EDT

Julius Erving has denied an upcoming auction of his personal basketball memorabilia collection, is tied to a lawsuit filed against him by a Georgia bank. Known on the hardwood as Dr. J, Erving tells The Associated Press on Wednesday he’s never been a “hoarder or collector,” and plans to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to the Salvation Army. Erving’s auction collection includes his 1983 NBA championship ring with the Philadelphia 76er, a pair of ABA championship rings with the New York Nets, and MVP trophies from each league. Las Vegas odds

It is reported that Erving owes more than $200,000 on a loan with Georgia Primary Bank, according to a lawsuit filed in Fulton Superior Court. The lawsuit was reported only hours after SCP Auctions announced that bidding would be open to registered bidders on Friday for many of Erving’s championship rings, important awards and game-used items. The timing of Tuesday’s announcements led to speculation that Erving, voted one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, was hocking goods because the Hall of Famer needed cash. Not true, he said. “That irony actually gave me a sleepless night last night,” he said. “I had to laugh at it and cringe at it that these stories would run concurrent with one another.”

The 61-year-old Erving said the auction was part of a long-planned celebration of his career. He said most of his cherished possessions were in storage and that he rarely looked at his collection. He said he occasionally wore his 1983 ring and never his ABA rings. Erving said he will keep his Hall of Fame ring. His induction into the Hall of Fame came in 1993.

Unfortunately based upon his financial obligations, it’s hard to believe the hero’s claim that he does not need the money from the auction. Vegas odds

Erving has had some tough personal tragedies over the years. The death of his son, extramarital affairs and divorce were all things that Philly fans weathered with our beloved hero. Erving evidently has the support of his family in this decision. “My family is 100 percent behind it,” he said. “We decided to do it a long time ago. To claim it’s a fire-sale or to clear up some debt, I don’t think so. You don’t do an auction overnight. This has been long planned. We had 4,000 catalogues that have been mailed already to people who buy this kind of stuff.”

Be prepared to spend. Dr. J’s goods don’t come cheap. Items available include:
• 1969-70 game-worn UMass jersey. Minimum bid: $15,000.
• 1974 New Jersey Nets ABA championship ring. Minimum bid: $20,000
• 1975-76 ABA MVP trophy. Minimum bid: $10,000.
• 1983 Philadelphia 76ers NBA championship ring. Minimum bid: $25,000.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/7/2017 - 4/12/2017
HOCKEY 3/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Florida
2
North Carolina
3
South Carolina
4
North Carolina
5
Kentucky
03/26/2017
Italy Lega AUMANA VENEZIA at PASTA REGGIA CASERTA03:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBIBEROSTAR TENERIFE at UCAM MURCIA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBMORABANC ANDORRA at FC BARCELONA LASSA03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBBILBAO BASKET at REAL MADRID03:30 AM PST
Spain - ACBDIVINA SEGUROS JOVENTUT at REAL BETIS ENERGIA PLUS03:30 AM PST
Germany BBLMHP RIESEN LUDWIGSBURG at TELEKOM BASKETS BONN06:30 AM PST
Germany BBLFC BAYERN MUNCHEN at BASKETBALL LOWEN BRAUNSCHWEIG06:30 AM PST
PGA TourWGC Match Play - Semi Finals07:00 AM PST
Italy Lega ABANCO DI SARDEGNA SASSARI at VANOLI CREMONA08:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAVERDASCO, F vs. NISHIKORI, K08:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USADELBONIS, F vs. STRUFF, J-L08:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USA, DoublesLORENZI P / SOUSA J vs. MURRAY J / SOARES B08:00 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAKONTA, J vs. PARMENTIER, P08:00 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAGOERGES, J vs. OZAKI, R08:00 AM PST
Italy Lega ABETALAND CAPO D'ORLANDO at OPENJOBMETIS VARESE08:30 AM PST
Italy Lega AEA7-EMPORIO ARMANI MILANO at GIORGIO TESI GROUP PISTOIA09:15 AM PST
Italy Lega APALLACANESTRO CANTU at AUXILIUM CUS TORINO09:15 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USADONALDSON, J vs. RAONIC, M09:15 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USA, DoublesMATTEK-SANDS B / SAFAROVA L vs. KLEPAC A / MARTINEZ SANCHEZ M J09:15 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAMAHUT, N vs. PELLA, G09:20 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USA, DoublesGROENEFELD A-L / PESCHKE K vs. MAKAROVA E / VESNINA E09:20 AM PST
Spain - ACBBASKONIA VITORIA GASTEIZ at MOVISTAR ESTUDIANTES09:30 AM PST
NBABrooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks10:00 AM PST
NBAPhoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets10:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBHERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA at TECNYCONTA ZARAGOZA10:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBMONTAKIT FUENLABRADA at ICL BASQUET MANRESA10:00 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAKERBER, A vs. ROGERS, S10:00 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAPENG, S vs. STOSUR, S10:30 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAPAIRE, B vs. YOUNG, D10:35 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USA, DoublesMULLER G / QUERREY S vs. DODIG I / GRANOLLERS M10:35 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USATOWNSEND, T vs. KUZNETSOVA, S10:40 AM PST
Germany BBLRATIOPHARM ULM at BROSE BAMBERG11:15 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAWILLIAMS, V vs. TIG, P-M11:15 AM PST
College BasketballSouth Carolina vs Florida11:20 AM PST
Italy Lega ASIDIGAS AVELLINO at ENEL BRINDISI11:45 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USACHARDY, J vs. FOGNINI, F11:55 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USA, DoublesPETZSCHNER P / PEYA A vs. ZVEREV A / ZVEREV M11:55 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAARRUABARRENA-V, LARA vs. KEYS, M11:55 AM PST
NBAChicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks12:30 PM PST
NBAOklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets12:30 PM PST
NBASacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers12:30 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USANADAL, R vs. KOHLSCHREIBER, P12:30 PM PST
College BasketballKentucky vs North Carolina2:05 PM PST
NBAPhiladelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers3:00 PM PST
NBAMiami Heat at Boston Celtics3:00 PM PST
WTA - Miami, USAHALEP, S vs. KONTAVEIT, A4:30 PM PST
NBANew Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets5:00 PM PST
NBAMemphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors5:00 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USASOCK, J vs. VESELY, J6:00 PM PST
NBAPortland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers6:30 PM PST
04/25/2017
Germany BBLEWE BASKETS OLDENBURG at SCIENCE CITY JENA10:00 AM PST

x