Larry Bird Choking Julius Erving

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    Larry Bird Choking Julius Erving

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    1. LuWAYNEx MARLeY [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      u mean julius choking larry!!

    2. 7_Seven 76 months ago | reply

      Just before Erving slaps Bird up.

    3. Van "Bumpy" Jones [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      I saw this game. Julius went to the celtics bench and grabbed Larry by the throat , Larry grabbed Doc, Moses Malone stole on Larry and the benches cleared.

    4. artkido 72 months ago | reply

      Thats how we shake hands in the 70's

    5. cindy47452 71 months ago | reply

      Larry's not one to back down! He's a local boy around here, but still a legend.

    6. docgogo2 70 months ago | reply

      hmm i also saw this game they were both in the game at the time of the altercation and really it was julius choking larry but im sure it was just in the heat of the battle.

    7. scorondul 64 months ago | reply

      great photo!

    8. superblastdude 62 months ago | reply

      Larry never backed down to anyone. Neither did the Doc. You had to be a real man to play in the N.B.A and win in those day's. This is the type of competition that created Michael Jordan into the legend he would eventually become. By the time Michael Jorday took over the N.B.A., the talent was there but the intensity and heart of the game wasn't. It became about money, style of play and style of presence. Even the gifted American White Athlete appeared to vanish. That was a real shame because as ackward as this may sound, the battles between Boston and Phildelphia or especially Boston and Los Angeles where for the ages. Many people were on edge a lot of time because of the racial overtones but in reality, it was all between the lines on the court. Magic and Larry have a Special relationship that many do not understand. I remember when Magic came down with H.I.V., it was seriously rumored that Larry Bird cried his heart out. That touched me deeply. The obvious affection took place in the years to come as Larry teamed with Magic on several charity events. Same could be said for Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson when they were teammates on the 1970's NY Yankees. I remember the night the Yankees played following the tragic death of Thurman, the only visible Yankee I saw TRULY grieving was Reggie. He was balling his heart out at the loss of his Yankee Captain. That's the real America folks. That's what we truly miss.

    9. Julien Mourlon 62 months ago | reply

      Doctor J. for ever!

    10. ZAYAS|DESIGNS 61 months ago | reply

      "thats how we shake hands" lol...lmao@the stole on one...back when they didn't get in each other's face other a "flagrant" foul, they just went at it

    11. elguaimaro 55 months ago | reply

      those were times when basketball was basketball. raw game. referees would let players play. with michael jorxdan you could not lay a finger on him cause you would be call for a foul. that is not basketball.

    12. crannysession 51 months ago | reply

      sorry Larry can ball but the doc was examining his throat!!

    13. try me nigga 32 39 months ago | reply

      Yall gay u know that julius was just dunking on people and larry got mad sooooooo ......... yea! that is wat happened

    14. THEGREATS1 39 months ago | reply

      Superblastdude said it all the way it was and the way it is.

    15. sakadukie 35 months ago | reply

      Superblastdude says it and i cant say it any better. The "Doc" was my hero as a kid, Dr. J lives on...............!

    16. mynameis64 32 months ago | reply

      Look at the grip Doc got on that neck, pain isa coming

    17. Loobelle1 31 months ago | reply

      that was very well put sir i agree 100 percent i'm a fan of the game and truly understand your comment.

    18. jimmiejam1 30 months ago | reply

      i think they were choking each other and moses malone came off the bench and held larry while doc beat the shit out of him

    19. musajoemo 29 months ago | reply

      Both of them were and are real ballers! Just being competitive. Sigh, I miss the "old" NBA.

    20. gortmull 5 weeks ago | reply

      I've been looking for this photo for years. I watched this game. It was an exhibition game. Red Auerbach came charging out of the stands and ripped Billy Cunningham's jacket into two pieces. Those were the days and Bird was the greatest!!!!!!!!

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