Over 75 years of history,  the NBA has witnessed many controversial moments, including infamous fights that people haven't forgotten yet, and won't probably do in the future.

One of the most overhyped incidents happened in 1984 when Larry Bird and Julius Erving starred in a very dramatic moment.

In an early season meeting between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, Bird and Erving were going at it, with the former taunting his rival, as he usually did. 

During the last minutes of the 3rd quarter of that game, Bird and Erving started to fight, with many players from both teams getting involved to break up the brawl.

Robert Parish, who was part of those Celtics, recently opened up about that incident, claiming that Larry Bird often crossed the line with Dr. J, which is why Erving exploded and hit him in the face.

Talking with Steiny & Guru on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, Parish recalled that Erving had a terrible game the night of the fight.

“He had probably one of his worst basketball outings ever at the most inopportune time,” Parish said. “Larry constantly reminded him of it.”

“If you heard what Larry said to him, you’d understand why,” Parish told the hosts about Erving losing his cool. 

“And we all know Larry is legendary at trash-talking. Oh, man, the trash-talking. Oh my goodness. I would’ve threw a punch if it was me.”

Parish didn't reveal any of the trash talk which Larry Bird did, out of fear to do some damage to the show. “You guys wouldn’t be on the air anymore,” Parish laughed.