Monday, November 30, 2009

New Jersey Nets re-sign 59 year old Dr. J.

New jersey Nets GM and newly named head coach, Kiki Vandeweghe, decided to re-sign Julius Erving a.k.a Dr.J. "Hey, he's the best player on the team right now," the GM/ coach said of Erving who has not played professional basketball since the mid 80's. When asked what he thought about Nets star point guard and burgeoning talent, Devin Harris, Vandeweghe told the press to look at Dr. J's resumé. "When you have a chance to sign a Hall of Famer you've gotta do it, right?" Vandeweghe's question was answered with a murmur and some giggles from the press. This is what's called the "Allen Iverson Modus Operandi," i.e it's not about how good you are now, it's what you did in the past that counts.
Apparently Erving is signing a contract of 5 years worth at least 80 million dollars with incentives. Erving, who played for the Nets in the team's ABA days, said that he was still laughing because he hadn't gone to the bank yet. He also said that he was planning on staging a feud between himself and Jay-Z (a shareholder of the Nets) during his next game so that he would be put on the DL as soon as possible. "I'm way too old for this shit." The aging superstar said to conclude the press conference.
In an unrelated story Vandeweghe also seems to plan on playing himself. He once played for the Denver Nuggets and had an NBA career of 13 years.