April 17, 1987
For 11 seasons we've all had the good fortune to watch the Doctor Operate here in the Spectrum on a regular basis. His glides, slams, and jams have left us breathless. We've had the opportunity to watch a legend develop before our eyes. However despite all of his on-court heroics, perhaps his greatest feats have taken place off the court. Julius Erving is one of those unique individuals who ranks among all-stars as an athlete and a person. Julius has had an impact on all our lives, he has acted as a role model for both young and old alike. Tonight we hav ethe opportunity to watch, cheer, and love Julius one more time. Although Julius will handg up his jersey for the final time this season, he'll always be a member of the 76'ers. Other players may come and go but we'll never your shoes, thans Doc for everything. John Nash General Manager, Philadelphia 76'ers.