November 5, 2013 - Julius Erving

  • 11/05/2013

A bong-shaped mascot upsets a Canadian town, and Julius Erving discusses "Dr. J: The Autobiography."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SOMUCH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, THANKS SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW I NEED TO-- FOLKS,RIGHT OFF THE TOP OF THE SHOW,

LET'S GET TO THE BIG STORYTONIGHT, THE MAYORAL ELECTION

RIGHT HERE IN NEW YORK CITY.

WITH ZERO PRECINCTS REPORTING,AS FAR AS I BOTHERED TO

RESEARCH, WE'RE PREPARED TO NAMEBILL DEBLASIO THE NEXT MAYOR OF

NEW YORK CITY BEATING NOTEDKITTEN GRINDER JOE LHOTA.

MAYOR DEBLASIO, I SUPPORT YOU,AND SO DOES MY 64-OUNCE MOUNTAIN

DEW.

SIR, YOU'VE GOT SOME VERY SMALLSHOES TO FILL.

OF COURSE THE BIGGER MAYORALNEWS COMES TO US OUT OF TORONTO,

AND THE DRUG SCANDAL ENGULFINGCHRIS FARLEY TRIBUTE MAYOR ROB

FORD.

AFTER MONTHS AND MONTHS OF HISDENIALS, ON THURSDAY, TORONTO

POLICE CONFIRMED THAT FORDAPPEARS IN A VIDEO THAT

ALLEGEDLY DEPICTS THE MAYORSMOKING CRACK COCAINE.

BUT, BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE-- HEIS PERSONALLY TAKING CRACK OFF

THE STREETS OF TORONTO.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THAT'S ONE LESS SCORE FOR YOUR

KID.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

WELL, FOLKS, TODAY, MAYOR FORDMASTERFULLY HANDLED THESE

GROWING ALLEGATIONS BY MEETINGWITH WITH REPORTERS TO PLAY 20

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ONE QUESTIONHE WAS FINALLY READY TO ANSWER.

>> YOU GUYS HAVE ASKED ME AQUESTION.

>> HOW DID YOU-->> YOU ASKED ME A QUESTION BACK

IN MAY.

AND YOU CAN REPEAT THATQUESTION.

>> THE QUESTION I ASKED I BACKIN MAY?

>> YES.

YOU ASKED ME A COUPLE OFQUESTIONS SUPERPOWER AND WHAT

WERE THOSE QUESTIONS?

>> DO YOU SMOKE CRACK COCAINE?

>> EXACTLY.

YES, I HAVE SMOKED CRACKCOCAINE.

>> THAT IS THE KIND OF BLUNT,STRAIGHTFORWARD HONESTY CRACK

SMOKERS ARE KNOWN FOR.

FOLKS, WHAT SO IMPRESSED ME ISFORD DIDN'T STOP THERE.

HE IMMEDIATELY WON BACK THEPUBLIC'S TRUST WITH HIS ROCK

SOLID EXPLANATION FOR HISBEHAVIOR.

>> AM I AN AD?ICT NO.

HAVE I TRIED IT?

PROBABLY IN ONE OF MY DRUNKENSTUPOR, PROBABLY A YEAR AGO.

THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN I'VEBEEN IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR.

>> Stephen: SEE?

AFTER A FEW BEERS, HE'S JUST ASOCIAL CRACK SMOKER.

IT'S LIKE HOW SOME PEOPLE-- YOUKNOW, IT'S LIKE HOW SOME PEOPLE

ONLY SMOKE CIGARETTES WHENTHEY'RE STRUNG OUT ON HEROINE.

( LAUGHTER )SO HE'S ADMITTED TO HAVING A

PROBLEM, AND HOPE HE DOESN'T DOANYTHING RASH LIKE SOMETHING

ABOUT IT AS HE EXPLAINED ONCANADA'S RADIO STATION.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE ANDSAY I'M NEVER GOING TO DRINK

AGAIN.

THAT'S NOT REALISTIC.

>> Stephen: YEAH, IT'S NOTREALISTIC FOR HIM TO QUIT

DRINKING RIEPT NOW.

I MEAN, HE'S IN THE MIDDLE OF ACRACK SCANDAL.

NEEDS SOMETHING TO TAKE THE EDGEOFF.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

ANYWAY, BOTTOM LINE, BOTTOMLINE, FOLKS, SCANDAL IS OVER,

MEDIA HANDLED.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

AND THERE NEVER WAS.

>> SO I WASN'T LYING.

YOU DIDN'T ASK THE CORRECTQUESTIONS.

NO, I'M NOT AN ADDICT.

AND NO, I DO NOT DO DRUGS.

I-- I MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST,AND ALL I CAN DO IS APOLOGIZE.

BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS AND I CAN'TCHANGE THE PAST GLEF YES, ROB

FORD CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST.

HE CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER THE PAST.

I MEAN, WHAT PART OF "DRUNKENSTUPOR" DOES THE MEDIA NOT

UNDERSTAND?

T'S NOT CALLED A "DRUNKEN SMSMART-FOR."

I MUST TELL YOU, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, I AM PERSONALLY

INSPIRED BY MAYOR FORD'S COURAGETO COME CLEAN ABOUT MY OWN

MISTAKES.

( LAUGHTER )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

HAVE I EVER SMOKED CRACK?

YES, BUT THAT WAS IN THE PAST.

( LAUGHTER )THERE'S NOCT I DO TO CHANGE WHAT

HAPPENED.

ALL I CAN DO IS APOLOGIZE ANDMOVE ON.

I AM SO, SO SORRY THEY SMOKEDCRACK, AND I PROMISE YOU, IT

WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.

( LAUGHTER ).

( CHEERS )NOW, HAVE I LIED TO YOU ABOUT

NEVER SMOKING CRACK AGAIN?

YES, I HAVE.

IS THAT THE WORST THING IN THEWORLD?

DOES THAT MAKE ME A MURDERER?

NO.

HAVE I EVER MURDERED ANYONE?

YES, BUT THAT WAS IN THE PAST.

WHILE I WAS HIGH ON CRACK.

( LAUGHTER )IN THE PRESENT, I AM NOT

MURDERING ANYONE.

STAY DOWN!

STAY DOWN!

DIE, YOU JUST DIE.

YOU DIE!

YOU STAY DOWN!

STAY DOWN!

( APPLAUSE )THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR TRYING

TO TAKE MY CRACK ( BLEEP )!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )BY THE WAY, IF THERE'S ANY VIDEO

( LAUGHTER )OF COURSE, SCANDALS LIKE THIS

ARE NOTHING NEW IN THE LAWLESSNARCO TUNDRA THAT IS CANADA.

OR AS MANY NOW CALL IT, UPSIDEDOWN MEXICO.

TONIGHT, I PROFILE THE LATESTDRUG WAR TAKING OVER THE MAIN

STREET OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANDTHE PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

JIMMY, GIVE ME A HIT.

>> THIS IS CANADA-- REMOTE,PRISTINE, RIDICULOUS.

AND THIS IS A SMALL BORDER TOWNIN CANADA, AND THESE ARE TOWN

COUNCILORS MEGAN AND TIMFIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE TIDE

OF DRUGS THE WORLD NOWASSOCIATES WITH OUR NEIGHBOR TO

THE NORTH.

THEY ARE DIFFERENCE MAKERS.

♪ ♪WELCOME TO THE TOWN OFS-- WHAT'S

THE TOWN CALLED?

>> I'VE ALWAYS CALLED IT ESKIMO?

>> NO, IT IS NOT ESKIMO.

>> THE TOWN OF ESKIMO, BRITISHCOLUMBIA, CANADA.

>> ESKIMO?

>> NO.

>> REALLY?

>> NO.

>> IT'S A COMMON MISTAKE PEOPLEMAKE.

>> IT'S S-QWI?

JUST SAY SOMEWHERE IN CANADA.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

SOMEWHERE WAS A TYPICALPICTURESQUE TOWN.

UNTIL THIS SHADOWY FIGURE MOVEDIN.

>> MY NAME IS RYAN.

I'M THE OWNER OF THE BALMWAREHOUSE.

>> Stephen: AND JUST WHAT ISTHE BALM WAREHOUSE?

>> IT'S THE WAREHOUSE FOR BOMBS.

>> Stephen: RYAN HAS A PLAN.

>> I WANT TO TAKE OVER THEENTIRE TOWN/NATION.

>> Stephen: AND HE HAS ANEIGHT-FOOT-TALL BONG-SHAPED

MASCOT, NAMED BONGY.

>> BONGY WANTS EVERYBODY TO GETHIGH.

>> OSAMA BONG-LADEN THINKSTHAT'S FUNNY.

ESPECIALLY FROM CANADIANSADDICTED TO TOETING THE SMOKER

WEED.

DAN OWNS THE SHOP.

>> IT HAS DEFINITELY CAUSED SOMEIMPACT TO OUR BUSINESS AND TAKEN

SALES AWAY FROM US.

>> Stephen: AND THE THREAT TOHIS TURF MAKES DAN FURIOUS.

>> WE'RE A LITTLE BIT PERTURBEDBY IT.

>> Stephen: WHICH IS CANADIANFOR POP A CAP IN YOUR ( BLEEP ).

THE TOWN'S HELPLESS PARENTS:>> AS A PARENT I AM CONCERNED

ABOUT HAVING A BIG, FUZZY,DANCING MASCOT, THAT IS DRUG

PARAPHERNALIA LIVING A BLOCKAWAY FROM MY HOUSE.

>> Stephen: WHO WILL PREVENTTHE DRUG WAR?

WHO WILL PROTECT THE CHILDREN?

WHO CAN STOP BONGY?

( LAUGHTER )CITY COUNCILORS TIM MORRISON AND

MEGAN BRAIN ARE TAKING A STAND.

>> WELL, I THINK THE BONG MASCOT--

>> Stephen: TAKE YOUR TIME.

>> WELL, I THINK THE DANCINGBONG MASCOT MAY HAVE JUST --

>> Stephen: IT'S ALL RIGHT,START AGAIN.

>> I THINK THAT THE DANCING BONGMASCOT MAY HAVE JUST DANCED ITS

LAST DANCE.

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T SEE THATCOMING.

THESE TWO ARE BRINGING THEHAMMER DOWN ON BONGY WITH SWIFT,

LEGAL ACTION.

>> IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONTHS TOGET THIS LAW PASSED.

>> Stephen: BUT IT'S GOING TOBE A HARD-HITTING LAW, RIGHT,

TIM?

>> SO I PROPOSED SOMELEGISLATION, A MOTION TO SUGGEST

THAT IF YOU WANT TO USE MASCOTSON OUR PUBLIC, MUNICIPAL

PROPERTIES-- LIKE OUR SIDEWALKS,OUR PARKS AND OUR STREETS-- YOU

BASICALLY JUST NEED TO HAVE APERMIT.

>> Stephen: A PERMIT?

WHAT THE ( BLEEP )?

THAT IS IT!

>> YOU KNOW, IN CANADA WE TRY TOBE POLITE, COURTEOUS, AND

CONSIDERATE OF EVERYBODY.

>> Stephen: POLITE?

LOOK AT HIM.

HE'S A SPOILED FLUSHY PURPLEKITE.

WHAT ARE YOU HIGH?

>> SIR-- WHAT WAS THE QUESTIONAGAIN?

>> Stephen: ARE YOU HIGH?

>> NO, I'M NOT HIGH.

I DON'T-- I DON'T USE MARIJUANA,BUT I DO SUPPORT THE

LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA.

>> Stephen: OKAY, GREAT.

MEGAN, YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE.

>> I WAS PART OF OF A COUNCILTHEY WILL VOTED TO DECRIMINALIZE

POT YOU.

>> Stephen: KNOW WHAT?

I MADE A MISTAKE.

MEGAN, TIM-- YOU ARE NODIFFERENCE MAKERS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: AND, BONGY, LOOKSLIKE I OWE YOU AN APOLOGY.

YOU'RE THE MASCOT THAT CANADADESERVES.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT RUNNINGFOR MAYOR OF TORONTO?

>> BONGY LOVES YOU!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

NATION, I DON'T LIKE TO TALKABOUT THIS.

THE TRUTH IS, I'VE GOT A LITTLEBIT OF A PROBLEM WITH BUGS.

NOT JUST IN THE BACKYARD SHEDWHERE I STORE MY COLLECTION OF

DECORATIVELY SHATTERED OREOS.

FOR YEARS, SCIENTISTS HAVE TOLDUS UP TO 75% INSECTS MAY BE

INVOLVED IN SAME-SEX SEXUALINCIDENTS.

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY, THOSEBILLIONS OF INSECTS ARE HAVING

GAY SEX ACCIDENTALLY.

THAT'S A RELIEF.

IT'S ALL JUST ONE BIGMISUNDERSTANDING.

I'M NOT SURPRISED.

BUGS ARE ALWAYS GETTING ITWRONG.

LOOK AT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES--HEY, Bs, STOP SCREWING THOSE

BIRDS.

THEY'RE NOT GIANT BEES.

, AND FOLKS, IT'S HAPPENING,BECAUSE THE BUGS ARE IN SUCH A

RUSH TO REPRODUCE THEY CONOTTAKE ENOUGH TIME TO INSPECT

THEIR POTENTIAL MATE'S GENDER.

SEE, THERE'S NOTHING GAY THERE.

IT'S JUST A NORMAL MANLY DESIRETO BANG EVERYTHING THAT MOVES.

AND ONCE WE'RE GOING DOWN THATROAD, WE NEVER ASK FOR

DIRECTIONS.

AM I RIGHT, LADIES?

THE TV MAN EXPLAINS MORE.

>> THE FEMALE PARASITIC WASP ISREADY TO MATE.

HER IRRESISTIBLE PERFUME ISDESIGNED TO ATTRACT ALL

AVAILABLE MALES.

JUST AS THE FEMALE SIGNALS HERADMIRATION, ANOTHER MALE RUSHES

IN TO CLAIM THE REWARD.

FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS, HE DOESN'TNOTICE HE'S TRYING TO MATE WITH

A MALE.

HE DOESN'T REALIZE BECAUSE THESECOND MALE, AFTER CONTACT WITH

THE FEMALE, NOW SMELLS LIKE HER.

>> Stephen: HEY, WE'VE ALLBEEN THERE.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

I MEAN, SCENT IS CONFUSING.

YOU WALK PAST THE NORDSTROM'SPERFUME COUNTER AND THE NEXT

THING YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DRYHUMPING A PILE OF CASHMERE

SWEATERS.

INSECTS ARE NOT INTO SOME GAYLIFESTYLE.

IT'S NOT LIKE THEY'RE OUT THEREHAVING PARADES, EXCEPT FOR THE

ANTS.

DON'T GET ME STARTED ON ANTS.

SOME OF THEM ARE TOTAL QUEENS.

FOLKS, STET YOUR D.VR BECAUSETONIGHT I AM ISSUING A RARE AND

HISTORIC APOLOGY TO THE GAYSOVER HERE.

THE GAYS, I AM SORRY.

FOR YEARS I HAVE CONSIDEREDMAN-ON-MAN SEX A DEPLORABLE,

UNHOLY ABOMINATION.

GIRL-ON-GIRL-- HEY, I'M NOTDEAD.

BUT NOW, NOW I KNOW YOU WEREN'TBORN GAY.

SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD, YOUJUST HAD A SAME-SEX

ATTRACCIDENT.

MAYBE YOU MET SOMEONE NICE, WENTON A COUPLE DATES, MADE YOU

LAUGH, SMELLED GOOD, ONE THING IP THING LED TO ANOTHER AND

YOU'RE BACK AT YOUR PLACE GOINGHEY, THIS PERSON HAVING SEX WITH

ME IS A GUY.

BUT OUT OF POLITENESS, YOU DON'TSAY ANYTHING.

MONTHS PASS, YOU MIGHT AS WELLINTRODUCE HIM TO YOUR FAMILY,

AND WHEN THEY ASK WHY YOURGIRLFRIEND IS A GUY-FRIEND, YOU

BLURT OUT, "I MEANT TO DO THIS."

BECAUSE EVEN MARRYING A DUDE ISLESS EMBARRASSING THAN ADMITTING

YOU DIDN'TER TO CHECK UNDER THEHOOD.

SO HOMOSEXUALS, I AM SORRY.

AND I AM MAN ENOUGH TO ADMITTHAT GAYS ARE EXACTLY LIKE

INSECTS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A BASKETBALLHALL OF FAMEIR WHO HELPED

MODERNIZE-- I'M GOING TO TAKE TOHIM ALL THE WAY FROM MIDTOWN.

PLEASE WELCOME JULIUS DR. J.

ERVING.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )DOCTOR GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> HI, HOW ARE YOU.

>> Stephen: NICE TO YOU HAVEON.

>> FINALLY, FINALLY.

>> Stephen: IT IS WONDERFULTO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF

GREATNESS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU GETTHE TERM "DR. J." DID YOU AROUND

THAT.

IS THAT AN HONORARY DEGREE.

>> I HAVE SEVERAL HONORARYDEGREES BUT I WAS CALLED DOCTOR

LONG BEFORE I GOT HONORARYDEGREES, MAYBE BACK AS LONG AS

TENTH, 11th GRADE IN HIGHSCHOOL.

I HAD A BUDDY I CALLED HIMPROFESSOR, HE CALLED ME THE

DOCTOR.

WE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOLTOGETHER.

WE WENT TO THE SAME UNIVERSITY,AND NOW WE'RE STILL THE BEST OF

FRIENDS LIVING IN ATLANTA,GEORGIA, PLAYING GOLF AGAINST

EACH OTHER.

>> Stephen: THAT AND MANYOTHER STORIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

IN "DR. J.: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY."

YOU NOT ONLY PLAYED BASKETBALL.

YOU CHANGED THE GAME OFBASKETBALL.

>> WELL, THANK YOU FOR SAYINGTHAT.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT.

>> Stephen: WELL I THANK YOUFOR DOING THAT.

BECAUSE BEFORE YOU THERE WASNO--

>> WELL, THERE WAS, ACTUALLY.

>> Stephen: NO TWOULD BE ABETTER BOOK IF THERE WASN'T.

>> I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WHEN IWAS GROWING UP, I USED TO WATCH

THE BIG GUYS, AND I WOULD SEETHEM DUNK THE BALL.

>> AND WOULD SEE THEM DO THINGSAROUND THE HOOP, AND I ALWAYS

IMAGINED MYSELF DOING THAT.

AND SO, WHEN I GOT BIG ENOUGH TODO IT, I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO

DO IT JUST LIKE THEY DID IT.

I WANTED TO DO IT MY OWN WAY.

AND -->> Stephen: WITH A LITTLE

STYLE.

>> AND I WAS ABLE TO DO THAT,YOU KNOW, TO HAVE SOME

INNOVATION.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THATLIKE?

WHAT WILL PEOPLE-- WHAT WAS--WHEN YOU WOULD TAKE OFF FROM THE

FOUL LINE AND JUST-- JUST SAILLIKE AN ANGEL THROUGH THE AIR

AND COME THUNDERING DOWN INVEFNLENCE UPON WHY YOU WERE

ENEMIES BY PUTTING THE BALLRIGHT THROUGH THE HOOP AND SWEAT

SPRAYING OFF YOU LIKE A FOG OFTESTOSTERONE THAT WOULD SUCK THE

LADIES OUT OF STANDS INTO THEBACK SEAT OF YOUR LIMO, WHAT WAS

THAT FEELING?

WHAT WAS THAT SPHEELG LIKE?

>> IT WAS EPIC.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

BUT YOU KNOW I WAS INSPIRED BYNEW YORK.

YOU KNOW, I GREW UP HERE IN NEWYORK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

SO WHEN I GOT BIG ENOUGH AND BADENOUGH TO PLAY UPTOWN WITH THE

BIG BOYS, THEY'D BE SIT OOGHTEDGE OF THE-- ON THE EDGE OF THE

PLAYGROUND WITH THEIR FEAT ONTHE COURT, AND YOU'D COME DOWN

AND MAKE A MOVE AND GO TO THEHOOP, AND YOU'D GO RUNNING BACK

DOWN THE COURT, IT'S LIKE, "YOUCAN DO BETTER THAN THAT.

YOU CAN JUMP FROM FARTHER OUTTHAN THAT."

CHALLENGING YOU IN A SPECIALWAY.

AND SOMETIMES I'D BE GULLIBLEENOUGH TO GO FOR IT.

I COULD PROBABLY JUMP FROM ALITTLE FARTHER OUT, EIGHT FEET

OUR, 10 FEET OUT, 12 FEET OUT.

THE FOUL LINE WAS 15 FEET OUT.

SO THAT WAS THE ULTIMATE TO BEABLE TO JUMP FROM THE FOUL LINE.

THAT'S HOW I HONED THAT SKILL.

I WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE PEOPLESITTING ON THE SIDELINES IN HARL

WOMEN THEIR FEET ON THE COURTBECAUSE THEY SAID, "WE THINK YOU

CAN DO IT."

AND I DID.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: YOU'VE SEEN SOMEGREAT IN YOUR TIME-- LARRY BIRD,

YOU PLAYED AGAINST KAREEM.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FACE OFF WITHTHE GREATEST OF ALL TIME RIGHT

NOW?

>> I'M DOWN LIKE REBOUND.

>> Stephen: WATCH THIS.

HERE WE GO.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

10?

10 BALLS OF PAPER.

THERE'S THE BASKET.

THERE IT IS.

READY?

>> YUP.

IS IT THE RACE FOR WHO GETS THEMOST --

>> Stephen: YOU CAN TAKE ALLTHE TIME YOU NEED, OLD MAN.

>> HE'S GOT THAT RIGHT.

I AM OLD.

>> Stephen: DO YOU WANT TOTAKE A SHOT FIRST?

>> I'LL TAKE A SHOT FIRST.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NOT BAD.

NOT BAD FOR A COUNTRY BOY.

HE'S BEEN PROOK-- PRACTICING.

( APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: IT'S JUST PAPER,

MAN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )IS THAT SIX?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )IS THAT SIX?

>> Stephen: 7.

>>7!

>> Stephen: OKAY, LAST TWO,LAST TWO.

>> WAIT A MINUTE.

OH, OKAY.

I CAN GET TO SEVEN.

>> Stephen: OKAY HIT SEVEN.

>> I CAN GET TO SEVEN.

>> Stephen: CAN YOU GET TOSEVEN?

>> I CAN GET TO SEVEN NOW.

TURN AROUND, LIKE YOU.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> OH!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> OH!

THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM.

( LAUGHTER )HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

( APPLAUSE )THAT WAS SO NICE OF YOU.

>> Stephen: JULIUS ERVING,THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE BOOK IS "DR. J."

THE GREAT JULIUS ERVING.

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