Our Julius basketball t shirts are one of my favorite designs, and one that has a story behind it.
The last Nets championship came on May 13, 1976, 37 years ago, when the New York Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-106 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. I know because I was there.
I watched as Dr. J and the New York Nets took home the championship, and the confetti fell from the rafters. It was the last championship I attended in person until the New York Giants won the Super Bowl in 2007, but it was my first, and I was at least there, though maybe not old enough to truly appreciate what I had seen.
In the early 70′s, Doctor J was everything that Lebron James and Michael Jordan was COMBINED. He dominated games where his long thin frame flew like Superman above everyone else. But his strength was underrated. He could also muscle his way in to the basket as well. Certainly not as big or as strong as Lebron, but his agility would make up for it. And his clutch was better. He was MJ-like in leadership and in clutch. He played defense as well as either of those two as well.