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Replay: 15 Years Ago in Sports Illustrated
Edited by Richard Demak
May 20, 1991
Julius Erving appeared on the May 17, 1976, cover after his New York Nets took a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the ABA finals. (They won in six.) Erving was shooting baskets before Game 2 when league publicist Jim Bukata mentioned that Nugget David Thompson and high school star Darrell Griffith were the only two people who could do a 360-degree dunk. Dr. J took three steps, spun and slammed. "Make that three," he said.
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May 20, 1991

Replay: 15 Years Ago In Sports Illustrated

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Julius Erving appeared on the May 17, 1976, cover after his New York Nets took a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the ABA finals. (They won in six.) Erving was shooting baskets before Game 2 when league publicist Jim Bukata mentioned that Nugget David Thompson and high school star Darrell Griffith were the only two people who could do a 360-degree dunk. Dr. J took three steps, spun and slammed. "Make that three," he said.

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