Julius Erving aka Dr. J – PHD in slam dunking, PHD in great Mustache

Julius Erving, the great and wondrous “Dr. J,” was the dominant player of his era, an innovator who changed the way the game was played. He was a wizard with the ball, performing feats never before seen: midair spins and whirls punctuated by powerful slam dunks. Erving was one of the first players to make extemporaneous individual expression an integral part of the game, setting the style of play that would prevail in the decades to follow. A gracious, dignified, and disciplined man, Erving was the epitome of class and an ideal ambassador for the game. more…

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Complete Bio | Summary<!– | Complete Stats–>

G
FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
836
.507
.261
.777
5,601
6.7
3,224
3.9
1,508
1,293
18,364
22.0

Full Name: Julius Winfield Erving II
Born: 2/22/50 in Roosevelt, N.Y.
Height: 6-7; Weight: 210 lbs.
High School: Roosevelt (N.Y.)
College: Massachusetts
Drafted by: Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 (12th overall)
Transactions: Signed with ABA’s Virginia Squires after junior season, 4/6/71; Traded to New York Nets, 8/1/73; Nets join NBA, 1976; Contractual
rights sold to Philadelphia 76ers, 10/20/76.
Nickname: Dr. J
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993); NBA champion (1983); NBA MVP (1981); All-NBA First Team (1978, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83); All-NBA Second Team (1977, ’84); 11-time All-Star (1977-87); All-Star MVP (1977, ’83); J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
ABA Honors: ABA champion (1974, ’76); ABA MVP (1974, ’76); co-MVP (1975); All-Star First Team (1973, ’74, ’75, ’76); All-Star Second Team (1972).
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