Dr. J endorsing fantasy sports even though he doesn't play fantasy sports

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

Celebrities endorse products all the time, but perhaps Anthem Media Group could have found a better pitchman than Julius Erving. 

Anthem announced Wednesday that Erving has joined the company as a shareholder and "brand ambassador." Dr. J will work with all of Anthem's different media properties, including the FNTSY Sports Network and RotoExperts.com, despite the fact he doesn't play fantasy sports. 

Erving told NorthJersey.com he's too busy to play fantasy sports. "I don’t have the time, with four sons, three daughters, five grandkids – and golf," he said. 

Unruly Nets fan carried out of MSG without prosthetic leg​

"Fantasy sports has become so mainstream and such a regular part of the daily conversation that I believe we can have tremendous success expanding the network," Erving is quoted as saying in a press release. Apparently it's still not mainstream enough for him to participate, though.

- Dan Gartland 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.