- The first complete biography of one of the greatest and most popular basketball players of all time
- Draws on interviews with Dr. J's childhood friends and his family to teammates and coaches at all levels
- Written by a New York Times sports journalist and author of Asphalt Gods: An Oral History of the Rucker Tournament
- Includes Erving's years as a player with the Virginia Squires, New York Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Mallozzi's professional basketball career, with the Brooklyn Wonders of the ABA in December 2006, lasted 91 seconds. (The playing time came in exchange for a Sunday column in the New York Times.) Born and raised in East Harlem, Mallozzi is a graduate of St. John's University, where he was later a professor of journalism, and of the Technical University of Budapest in Hungary. He now lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, with his wife, Cathy, and their three sons, Christopher, Michael, and Mark.
Table of ContentsForeword by Dave Anderson.
1 A Leap of Faith.
2 Decisions, Decisions.
3 Doc Signs with the Squires.
4 Julius and Dave Down by the Schoolyard.
5 Asking for Another Raise.
6 Coming Home.
7 In a League of His Own.
8 Another Contract Dispute.
9 A Philadelphia Phenomenon.
10 Waiting to Hit Pay Dirt.
11 Swan Song.
12 The Ghost of Samantha Stevenson.
13 Cory Disappears.
14 Up Close and Very Personal.
15 Just Like Old Times.