Name
Julius Erving

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Born
1950 (72 years old)

Birth Place
East Meadow, New York

Position
Small Forward

Team Number
6

Height
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Weight
210 lb (95 kg)

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Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA) and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. He is now a coach of Tri-State of the BIG3.

Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets (now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the sixth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). He was well known for slam dunking from the free throw line in slam dunk contests and was the only player voted Most Valuable Player in both the ABA and the NBA.

Erving was inducted in 1993 into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was also named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team. In 1994, Erving was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.

Many consider him one of the most talented players in the history of the NBA; he is widely acknowledged as one of the game's best dunkers. While Connie Hawkins, "Jumping" Johnny Green, Elgin Baylor, Jim Pollard and Gus Johnson performed spectacular dunks before Erving's time, "Dr. J" brought the practice into the mainstream. His signature dunk was the "slam" dunk, since incorporated into the vernacular and basic skill set of the game in the same manner as the "crossover" dribble and the "no look" pass. Before Julius Erving, dunking was a practice most commonly used by the big men (usually standing close to the hoop) to show their brutal strength which was seen as style over substance, even unsportsmanlike, by many purists of the game. However, the way Erving utilized the dunk more as a high-percentage shot made at the end of maneuvers generally starting well away from the basket and not necessarily a "show of force" helped to make the shot an acceptable strategy, especially in trying to avoid a blocked shot. Although the slam dunk is still widely used as a show of power, a method of intimidation and a way to fire up a team (and spectators), Dr. J demonstrated that there can be great artistry and almost balletic style to slamming the ball into the hoop, particularly after a launch several feet from that target.


Career Honours

Basketball Hall of Fame
1993

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NBA All Star
1987

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1986

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1985

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1984

_Retired Basketball

NBA
1983

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1983

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1983

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star MVP
1983

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1982

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1982

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1981

_Retired Basketball

NBA MVP
1981

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1981

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1980

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1980

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1979

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1978

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1978

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1977

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star MVP
1977

_Retired Basketball


Career Milestones


Former Youth Teams

1969-1971


Former Senior Teams

1971-1973

1973-1976

1976-1987


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Statistics


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1986-198765

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1986-1987208

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1986-1987100

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1986-19872,098

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1986-19871,096

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1986-1987289

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1986-198783

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1986-1987167


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1985-198686

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1985-1986298

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1985-198698

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1985-19862,907

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1985-19861,552

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1985-1986440

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1985-1986124

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1985-1986253


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1984-198591

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1984-1985281

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1984-1985120

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1984-19852,969

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1984-19851,783

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1984-1985487

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1984-1985160

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1984-1985245


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1983-198482

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1983-1984334

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1983-1984145

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1983-19842,877

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1983-19841,818

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1983-1984564

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1983-1984149

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1983-1984251


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1982-198385

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1982-1983307

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1982-1983158

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1982-19832,914

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1982-19831,781

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1982-1983590

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1982-1983127

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1982-1983235


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1981-1982102

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1981-1982418

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1981-1982178

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1981-19823,569

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1981-19822,435

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1981-1982713

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1981-1982198

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1981-1982281


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1980-198198

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1980-1981418

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1980-1981188

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1980-19813,466

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1980-19812,381

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1980-1981771

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1980-1981195

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1980-1981321


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1979-198096

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1979-1980434

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1979-1980177

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1979-19803,506

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1979-19802,540

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1979-1980712

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1979-1980206

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1979-1980340


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1978-197987

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1978-1979410

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1978-1979117

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1978-19793,174

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1978-19792,032

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1978-1979634

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1978-1979151

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1978-1979353


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1977-197884

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1977-1978319

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1977-1978115

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1977-19782,787

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1977-19781,746

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1977-1978578

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1977-1978150

Philadelphia 76ersTurnoversNBA1977-1978273


Philadelphia 76ersAppearancesNBA1976-1977101

Philadelphia 76ersAssistsNBA1976-1977391

Philadelphia 76ersBlocksNBA1976-1977136

Philadelphia 76ersMins PlayedNBA1976-19773,698

Philadelphia 76ersPointsNBA1976-19772,288

Philadelphia 76ersReboundsNBA1976-1977817

Philadelphia 76ersStealsNBA1976-1977200



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