Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award

Basketball Apr 13, 2019

Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura was named the recipient of the Julius Erving Award as the best small forward in the nation at the College Basketball Awards on Friday night in Los Angeles. The top honors went to Duke forward Zion Williamson, who won the John R. ...

Basketball / NBA Jan 6, 2018

Basketball legend Dr. J hospitalized

Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at the Philadelphia 76ers' game Friday night and was taken to a hospital. There was no immediate update on his condition. Erving, 67, attended the game and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known ...

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

Basketball / NBA | HOOP SCOOP Feb 4, 2017

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

by Ed Odeven

Second in a two-part series Watching the sustained excellence of the Golden State Warriors in his job as the team's longtime TV analyst, Jim Barnett exudes passion when describing the brilliance of the team's style of play. Fueled by the "Splash Brothers," stars Stephen Curry and ...

Basketball / NBA | NBA REPORT Dec 6, 2016

Ex-referee Vanak helped improve job with courage

by Sam Smith

John Vanak was a quiet revolutionary. The humble, simple man from his beloved Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, about 145 km northwest of Philadelphia, was one of the four men who defied the National Basketball Association and, effectively, created modern refereeing in the NBA. Vanak, a 30-year pro referee ...

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

Basketball / BJ-League | HOOP SCOOP May 16, 2015

Nash looks back on days with Dr. J

by Ed Odeven

Years before Julius Erving became the iconic Dr. J and one of basketball's all-time legends, he established a friendship with Bob Nash that has lasted for decades. Before Erving began his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts, and before Nash attended San Jacinto College, ...