Julius Erving Dr. J 1976 ABA Slam-Dunk Contest Winner Premium Poster Print - Photofile Inc.

Julius Erving Dr. J 1976 ABA Slam-Dunk Contest Winner Premium Poster Print - Photofile Inc.

  • USD $44.95
Publisher: Photofile Inc.
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New! Printed on professional-quality matte photographic stock.

Item #: PF-L551


Take a step back in time, to a historic moment in basketball history - the first-ever Slam-Dunk contest, and a preview of what was soon to come! This rare image takes you back to January 27, 1976, at halftime of the 1976 ABA All-Star Game. In a competition with legends David Thompson, Artis Gilmore and Larry Kenon, the afro-coiffed legend Julius Erving took the Slam-Dunk crown with this jaw-dropping moment. The rules of the competition set a ten-foot takeoff mark for a straight-away slam. But when it came time for Dr. J to take his turn, he took it back another five feet to the free throw line. Soaring through the air like no one had seen before, he finished off the dunk to a thunderous reaction, and set a mark that was to be repeated, also to the dropped-jaws of the judges - more than a decade later, by none other than Michael Jordan. This black-and-white classic features the then-New York Nets' superstar at the perfect mid-flight moment, displaying the style, athleticism, and power that made him the greatest star of his era! Both a historic moment, and a breathtaking work of photographic art, this print will bring back memories of that amazing era, when the ABA melded its flash and fun with the NBA's professionalism and power to create the modern game we love today. More than just a poster, this is a professional-quality 20" x 24" photographic enlargement from the original source, bringing the moment alive in legendary throwback style. Officially licensed by the NBA and Erving himself, complete with Hardwood Classics logo and NBA Properties hologram for authenticity! Perfect for the wall of any fan, and a must for your collection.

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