Exclusive - Julius Erving Extended Interview

  • Aired:  11/05/13
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In this web exclusive, Julius Erving discusses a canceled basketball game that would have given Stephen the greatest show of his life. (1:23)

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>> Stephen: YOU INSPIRED ALOT OF PLAYERS-- MICHAEL JORDAN,

FOR INSTANCE.

YOU'RE HIS FAVORITE PLAYER.

AND BROOUM.

BARACK OBAMA.

WHEN WE BROUGHT THE SHOW TOPHILLY ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO, WE

PLANNED ON HAVING A TWO-ON-2,YOU AND BARACK OBAMA VERSUS ME

AND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, WITHTERRY BRADSHAW, BUT WE HAD TO

CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE.

>> TERRY WAS GOING TO REFEREE.

>> Stephen: THIS IS EYE TRUESTORY, THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

BUT THE THEN-SENATOR HEYSCHEDULED HAD A CHANGE--

>> I'M SO GLAD IT NEVERHAPPENED.

>> Stephen: IT WAS GOING TOBE THE GREATEST SHOW OF MY

ENTIRE LIFE, ARE YOU KIDDING?

>> WELL, I'M SAD FOR YOU ITDIDN'T HAPPEN.

ME AND PRESIDENT OBAMA ANDKAREEM --

>> Stephen: EXCEPT FOR TERRYBRADSHAW.

>> HE COULD HAVE REFEREED THEWHOLE THING.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVER HADA CHANCE TO PLAY BASKETBALL WITH

THE PRESIDENT?

>> I HAVE NOT.

SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT SIXMONTHS I THINK I PROBABLY WILL.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU MET HIM?

>> JUST ON THE PHONE.

>> Stephen: HE HAS MENTIONEDMORE THAN ONCE YOU'RE ONE OF HIS

HEROES.

>> I KNOW,IN, I KNOW.

WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GETTOGETHER YET.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVERCALLED HIM ON THE PHONE ABOUT

HIS LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.

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