Throughout The Finals, NBA.com is catching up with some of the greatest players in NBA history, giving fans an opportunity to send in questions for these legends. Find out what Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Rick Barry and the rest had to say about their careers, the Lakers-Pistons matchup, and much more.

Julius Erving
"I have a dunk that I did in the Capitol Centre when Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld were playing for them that I think about from time to time."
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George Gervin
“Dennis Johnson... always played me well. I used to get 30-35 on most guys. I used to get a hard 30 on him."
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Rick Barry
"Obviously winning the championship [in 1975] and what we did in every one of those games was just exciting and thrilling and very rewarding."
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Spencer Haywood
"I got a chance to hang out a lot in the Village and listen to a lot of the great jazz players and hang out a lot with jazz cats. So I was in heaven."
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Bill Russell
“We beat the Lakers in The Finals six straight times, so I love coming here [to L.A.] In fact, my last game was at The Forum. We beat the Lakers in my last game.”
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Bill Walton
"And it was such a special time – that 18 months in Portland when we were the best team in basketball, that was where I played the best basketball."
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Clyde Drexler
"Somehow things always come together at the right time for the Lakers. It's like a soap opera, and this is Hollywood after all."
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Robert Parish
"The brightest [Finals memory] would have to be that first championship. You can never duplicate that feeling."
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