Despite Front Row Seats, Julius Erving Disinterested In Lakers vs. Pelicans’ Foregone Conclusion

Published 12/07/2023, 11:46 PM EST

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Everybody look sharp. Dr J is in the house. But the way the Lakers vs Pelicans showdown is going, Julius Erving has practically checked out of the game. Some viewers noticed he had more important things occupying his attention courtside. It sums up the feelings of the ‘Lakeshow’ watchers since the third quarter sealed the conclusion.

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The Los Angeles Lakers completely annihilated the New Orleans Pelicans 133-89. The wide score gap was established early into the second half. Fans and viewers alike see no point in waiting for the buzzer. Julius Erving doesn’t feel the need either.

Fans noticed the NBA legend courtside at the game with no interest in the goings-on on the court at all. He’s interested in reading an A4 sheet of paper. As Joey said on FRIENDS, Never seen a guy stare so hard at a piece of paper…” 

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The In-Season Tournament in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena is turning into a star-studded affair. Besides Dr J, more legends like Julius Erving, Gary Payton, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Vivica A. Fox, and the Las Vegas Aces team were in the audience.

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He may have been disinterested but he made the people there feel like they had royalty among their midst. That’s the panache of Dr J.

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The announcers for the game, Candace Parker and Doc Rivers were starstruck seeing Dr J in their midst. Even though he was busy in that mysterious piece of paper, he was exuding that three-time championship vibe. Candace

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I don’t even know how old he is but he’s smooth in that suit,” Parker said. FYI Ace, the sharply-dressed NBA superstar is rocking 73. Doc Rivers added, “He even sits down cool. Who reads a stat sheet like that.” That’s how the announcer resolved the mystery behind that piece of paper.

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Maybe Erving wanted to see proof of LeBron James’ new record himself and was in awe. Even Magic Johnson couldn’t resist celebrating King James making 30 points in less than 23 minutes.

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James is the only NBA player to record 30+ points 5+ rebounds 5+ assists in 23 minutes or less. With his new record, he’s outdone the likes of Magic and Dr J too. What are your guesses for Dr J’s curious distraction? Fire away in the comments.

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Caroline John

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I was 7 when I saw 'Space Jam' but didn't know till the third rewatch the lead actor is actually a living basketball legend. It was while studying journalism that my friend would go on about the Warriors from Golden State. Keen on athletes' personas outside their arenas, it was Stephen Curry's confidence and philanthropy that drew me to follow the news on NBA pros and explore sports media.
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