Gerald Henderson Sr. Wins The 5th Anniversary Julius Erving Golf Classic

Last week I photographed the Julius Erving Golf Classic which took place at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa In Atlantic City, and the Atlantic City Country Club not too far away, on Monday morning for the golf tournament.

The Fifth Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic was held over the weekend September 7-9 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. On Saturday the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic was held at the state-of-the-art Sixers training complex in Camden, NJ. Youth participants enjoyed an incredible experience with the 76ers dunk team, Q&A session with Dr. J, a gifting from Converse and lunch was provided. On Sunday night, the annual Red Carpet & Pairings Party was held at Premier Nightclub at Borgata.

The Atlantic City Country Club was host to the tee-it-up day for the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament.

On the final day, September 9, all golf participants headed to the Atlantic City Country Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament. Let’s check out the photos from the golf day. Proceeds from the weekend supported Grab a Ball and Play and The Salvation Army

Christian Crosby, Philadelphia 76ers, in-arena host/ personality emceed the opening ceremonies
Jessy Kyle at the Julius Erving Golf Classic at Atlantic City Country Club on September 09, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Hall of Fame Basketball forward and icon Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving greet friends to The Julius Erving Golf Classic which supports support of Grab a Ball and Play and The Salvation Army.
Dr J’s friends who participated in the Julius Erving Golf Gala at Atlantic City Country Club on September 09, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 2019 Erving celebrity guests included former NBA and WNBA stars Charles Barkley, Alonzo Mourning, John Starks, Reggie Theus, Mike Woodson, Greg Anthony, Gerald Henderson Sr., Gerald Henderson Sr. Clyde Drexler, Jimmy Jackson, Festus Ezeli, Ron Harper, and Nancy Lieberman; MLB and Hall of Fame legend Ozzie Smith; boxer and Hall of Fame star Winky Wright; R&B legends Jeffrey Osborne and Johnny Gill; actors and comedians Chris Tucker and Flex Alexander; former NFL Legends, Ahmad Rashad, Victor Green, Seth Joyner, Mike Quick, Keith Byars, and Marcus Allen and former supermodel Beverly Johnson
Dr J doesn’t play golf, but he greets each golfer as they head out to the green at the Julius Erving Golf Classic at Atlantic City Country Club on September 09, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Legendary model Beverly Johnson has attended all 5 of at the Julius Erving Golf Classic weekends.
Chris Tucker lines up a shot. He and Beverly Johnson were picked as best dressed on the greens.
Football great Marcus Allen and basketball great Charles Barkley, who just got his own statue at the 76ers Complex in Camden, NJ
ESPN’s Jay Harris warming up on the putting green.
Golfers practice with Atlantic City silhouetted in the background.

Reggie Theus reads a bit of history about Dr. J on this signs which were posted at each hole. He’s an American retired basketball player and the former head coach of California State University, Northridge. He formerly served as head coach for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and New Mexico State University’s men’s basketball team.

“It is such an honor to be able to come here each year for Julius. We started out thinking that we didn’t have much of a chance, but as the round went along, we really made some clutch putts and had great team energy,” said NBA Legend and Philadelphia 76ers Star Gerald Henderson Sr., who’s team won of the 2019 Erving Classic.

Julius “Dr. J’ Erving and Dorys Erving ; On the evening of September 8, guests dressed in their finest attire and headed to the weekend’s Erving Red Carpet & Pairings Party at Premier Nightclub at The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Hosted by ESPN’s Jay Harris, professional golfer and fashion designer Seema Sadekar, the evening featured some of the most influential athletes and entertainers who honored Erving for his contributions both on and off the court and the five-year tradition of the Julius Erving Golf Classic. Check out Philly Style Magazine, Philly Voice and CBSPhilly for photos from the red carpet event.

Justin Bieber Disses NJ Girl, Then Heads To Borgata To Blow Off Steam

Justin Bieber Disses NJ Girl, Then Heads To Borgata To Blow Off Steam
Bad Timing: “I probably don’t want that shit” Justin Bieber admonishes a fan who tried to gift him with a hat onstage as he was getting into the zone talking about what his tour “Purpose” meant. He then slightly apologized saying “it was a bit mean, but you got me out of the zone.” Then he picked up where he left off and well watch it here:

I spoke to the mom of Miranda Brody, (17) of Short Hills NJ

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who threw the hat up on stage for the Biebs to enjoy. It was created by Miranda, founder of the BEANBACK, it’s a hybrid beanie and baseball cap, it’s a chill hat for chill people. She just wanted to give him a gift so she threw it onstage hoping he would put it on and he dissed her. She is still a belieber.

BeanBack attacks Justin

A video posted by Miranda Brody (@bean_back) on

The concert went on as she enjoyed her stage side spot looking on as the BEANBACKspent a good amount of time at his feet.


As this was going on I was at the Borgata participating in Cabot’s Bad Beat Celebrity Poker Game for SJ Food Bank. It just so happens we were playing in the exclusive gated room so none of the big buck players could get in there. Around Midnight someone walked up to me and said Justin Bieber is playing poker near the bathroom. Really I just left the bathroom, I missed him.


Now I have to apologize for the quality of the photos, the Biebs has a bunch of security guards around him. I knew I would be blocked and maybe kicked out if I whipped out my camera, and I was there for charity. In addition it was impossible to get close to him with the cell phone as guards were chasing people away. But I did get fun shots and a fun story.


The normally quiet poker room was abuzz with excitement, or as I instagramed Justin Bieber playing poker at Borgata Atlantic City, driving grown men to gasp and gawk.


He literally plopped down at a random table and began to play. Justin was playing at this table because the charity game I was playing in was in the high stakes room, and it was a tournament and passed the time you could jump into the game. It was midnight, 8 hrs into play. I lasted 5 hrs.



These tables are empty as the tournament played here, and as people were eliminated they consolidated them into the high rollers room.


At one point Justin jumped up and headed in the bathroom, no guards followed him in, just a regular guy doing his business.  Then he was out in a jiffy where a roadie handed him


a red shirt to put on (far right). He literally took his pink shirt off and switched shirts. I was unable to get a decent shot of his new tattoo’s for you because this blond women was shirking in delight, swaying side to side, as grown men looked on and gawked.


And then he strolled out, hitting up the new Borgata night club – The Premier.


Then the poker players sat down, put on their sunglasses and earphones, and life returned to normal, where no one talked to each other and put their serious game face on.


Whirlwind Weekend In Atlantic City – Cabot Cheese NJ Food Bank Poker Game at Borgata, Maroon 5 Concert

What a great weekend in Atlantic City. Thanks to Cabot Cheese, Bob & Roberta for hosting Mike and I at the Borgata all weekend. Thanks to Marilyn Russell for picking me as a “celebrity” poker player for #

 The weekend started off with the wedding of my niece Lauren Wilkins, marrying John Kluesner, which we celebrated in Egg Harbor Twp Friday afternoon. As long time readers you may recall that Lauren is the daughter of Walt Wilkins and my sister Judy Wilkins, who passed away in 2009 of Ovarian Cancer. The wedding was hosted by Walk and his wife Margie, who we adore, at their new home which is gorgeous.

Butterflies were present in many of the rooms and all around the yard, that Judy’s sign to us that she was still with us.

 Mom and sisters Margaret and Tracy
 The bride and groom, with my family.
Then it was off to Borgata to meet the other players that were going to be participating in the Cabot Bad Beat on Hunger Poker Tournament at the Borgata Poker Room to raise funds for The NJ Food Bank. Here’s Mark and Mimi. Married 15 years, Mimi took up poker at Mark’s encouragement, as he dabbled in it. Now Mimi is a serious player, and in fact last year won the tournament, then donated the $8,000 pot back to the NJ Food Bank. 

Later in the evening Marilyn Russell, Mike and I headed to the restaurant you should always have on your list when visiting Atlantic City, as well as the Borgata – izakaya. So good, and the service is impeccable. It’s very reasonable too.

Chicken wings, delish

Lobster Sushi, OMG the best dish I’ve had this year.

 My fav dish at Sampan – Rock Shrimp – Michael Shulson owns both restaurants.
 3 of us for dinner was $160 with drinks.

On Saturday night we had a delicious dinner at Bobby Flay’s
Here’s Evelyn, The NJ Food Bank, Marilyn Russell, Roberta, Cabot Cheese and Marie, the poker shark – LOL. She also works for an amazing DC non-profit in the community.

Thanks Bob Schiers, RAS Associates, for your hospitality

Having never played poker with real people, as opposed to the poker game on my phone, the Cabot team coached me a couple times, one time at breakfast using sugar packets.

Cabot Cheese had a delicious spread during the competition.

 Mike chronicled my day. I lasted 3 hrs, outlasting two pros. One time I won $7500 from one of the pro’s, his head exploded. It was great. When I was out I let the Cashman & DoAC folks, I would take them up on their offer to stop by and catch the Maroon 5 Concert, Mike was really excited cause I was about to head home after what was already an amazing weekend. So glad we went.
Mike and I checking out what the general admission area was like
The police reported no problems with the 50,000 crowd. Everyone had a great time
Inside the gates there were a lot of food choices including fruit.
Mike tries out Mishka cocktail, on the left is the creator. Mike said it was delicious.

We made our way over to the #DoAC tent to meet up with our friends

Jarrod, David, Todd and Jeff
It was a great time.
 Mike and I at the #DoAC tent
Everyone wanted that close up of Adam Levine, Maroon 5
An hour after the concert the beach bar next door was still bopping.

Bart Blatstein’s Playground was hopping to. Marilyn and I checked it out on Saturday afternoon. There’s so much to do there. Lots of choices, and a menu by the Garces Group.
They even have karaoke now – Friday & Saturday
from 9pm to 1am. with $3 beer, $5 wine, $5 fireball and $6 smirnoff
drinks all night in our Karaoke Bar. Whats your favorite karaoke song?
See you at the Playground Pier at Caesars this weekend in AC. www.playgroundpierac.com
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