Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Feb 25 01:49:27 EST 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:
BASKETBALL 2/7/2017 - 3/6/2017
HOCKEY 2/7/2017 - 3/6/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
San Antonio Spurs
2
Dayton
3
Los Angeles Clippers
4
Boston Celtics
5
Toronto Raptors
02/25/2017
ATP - Marseille, FranceKYRGIOS, N vs. TSONGA, J-W06:00 AM PST
WTA - Budapest, HungaryWITTHOEFT, C vs. SAFAROVA, L06:00 AM PST
WTA - Budapest, HungaryBABOS, T vs. GOERGES, J07:00 AM PST
ATP - Marseille, FranceGASQUET, R vs. POUILLE, L07:20 AM PST
WTA - Budapest, Hungary DoublesBABOS T / SAFAROVA L vs. RODIONOVA AR / VOSKOBOEVA G08:00 AM PST
ATP - Marseille, France DoublesKYRGIOS N / REID M vs. HAASE R / INGLOT D08:40 AM PST
College BasketballSMU vs Connecticut09:00 AM PST
College BasketballVirginia vs NC State09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLRATIOPHARM ULM at EWE BASKETS OLDENBURG09:00 AM PST
Germany BBLS.OLIVER WURZBURG at FRAPORT SKYLINERS FRANKFURT09:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBDIVINA SEGUROS JOVENTUT at VALENCIA BASKET10:00 AM PST
ATP - Delray Beach, USA, DoublesERLICH J / LIPSKY S vs. KLAASEN R / RAM R10:00 AM PST
College BasketballWest Virginia vs TCU11:00 AM PST
College BasketballFlorida vs Kentucky11:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBMORABANC ANDORRA at RIO NATURA MONBUS11:00 AM PST
France - Pro AGRAVELINES GRAND FORT BCM at STRASBOURG IG11:00 AM PST
France - Pro ALE PORTEL at NANTERRE 9211:00 AM PST
Germany BBLWALTER TIGERS TUBINGEN at LTI GIESSEN 46ERS11:30 AM PST
Germany BBLMHP RIESEN LUDWIGSBURG at SC RASTA VECHTA11:30 AM PST
Germany BBLMEDI BAYREUTH at TELEKOM BASKETS BONN11:30 AM PST
College BasketballCreighton vs Villanova12:00 PM PST
ATP - Delray Beach, USASOCK, J vs. YOUNG, D12:00 PM PST
ATP - Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRAMOS V, A vs. THIEM, D12:00 PM PST
College BasketballDuke vs Miami Florida1:00 PM PST
College BasketballBaylor vs Iowa State1:00 PM PST
College BasketballPurdue vs Michigan1:00 PM PST
ATP - Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRUUD, C vs. CARRENO-BUSTA, P1:20 PM PST
NBACharlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings2:00 PM PST
College BasketballKansas vs Texas3:00 PM PST
ATP - Delray Beach, USA, DoublesLU Y-H / PAES L vs. HUEY T / MIRNYI M3:00 PM PST
NBAAtlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic4:00 PM PST
NBAPhiladelphia 76ers at New York Knicks4:30 PM PST
NBAIndiana Pacers at Miami Heat5:00 PM PST
ATP - Delray Beach, USARAONIC, M vs. DEL POTRO, J-M5:00 PM PST
College BasketballUCLA vs Arizona5:15 PM PST
NBAChicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers5:30 PM PST
NBANew Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks5:30 PM PST
NBAMinnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets6:00 PM PST
College BasketballBYU vs Gonzaga7:00 PM PST
NBABrooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors7:30 PM PST

x