Harry Frazee was the owner of the Boston Red Sox who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. He needed money to finance a Broadway show. Roy Boe was the owner of the New York Nets who sold Julius Erving to the Sixers. He needed money to pay an entry fee to the Knicks. Big difference? Boe thought so, right up to his death on June 7. Before he died, he explained why he did it...and cursed the franchise.
- The Deal That Followed Roy Boe to the Grave - Vincent M. Mallozzi - New York Times