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Doc: The Rise and Rise of Julius Erving

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Vincent Mallozzi

Before young basketball players wanted toBe Like Mike, they aspired to fly like Julius Erving. Noted basketball writer Mallozzi was one of those kids who modeled his game after the man they called Dr. J, and his biography does justice to one of the greatest … see full wiki

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Author: Vincent Mallozzi
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Wiley
2 reviews about Doc: The Rise and Rise of Julius Erving
review by . April 18, 2010
This is a "biography" of Julius Erving, better known to sports fans as Dr. J, that relies almost exclusively on news and video accounts and an over decade old interview of the man himself. It also includes interview material with his former teammates and coaches, and they do add flavor to the biography, but not a lot of real substance.    It is shocking that for such a glowing biography of Julius Erving that he and his family apparently refused to be interviewed or contribute …
review by . December 28, 2009
I finished reading "Doc: The Rise and Rise of Julius Erving" by Vincent M. Mallozzi this last weekend and have to say that I really enjoyed reading it. It took me back to my younger days when I was one of Dr. J's fans that tried my best to master finger rolling a basketball into the hoop because I couldn't dunk. Dr. J was one of my all time favorite basketball players and still is. So, yes, I enjoyed reading the book.    The book really was written by a fan for fans. On the next …
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