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Highlights: Julius Erving, known by many as Dr. J, is a Hall of Fame forward who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1976-1987. He was an 11-time All-Star and the 1981 league MVP.

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Julius Erving, widely known as “Dr. J”, is one of the most celebrated players in NBA history. Known for his innovative style and acrobatic play that helped popularize the slam dunk, Dr. J changed the game of basketball. He played in the NBA from 1976-1987, spending his entire career with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was named an NBA All-Star 11 times and was honored as the NBA MVP in 1981. In 1983, he led the 76ers to an NBA title with a 21.4 point per game average.

Prior to playing in the NBA, Erving got his start in professional basketball in the American Basketball Association (ABA) playing for the Virginia Squires from 1971-1973 and New York Nets from 1973-1976. As the biggest name in the league, Erving was named an All-Star all five years in the league and was three times named league MVP from 1974-1976. He also won two ABA titles with the Nets, earning playoff MVP honors both years. He joined the 76ers in 1976 after the ABA-NBA merger.

Erving received a host of honors, including…

• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993)
• College Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)
• NBA’s 50th Anniversary Team
• NBA’s 35th Anniversary Team
• ABA’s All-Time Team
• #6 Jersey Retired by 76ers
• #32 Jersey Retired by Nets

Erving was born on February 22, 1950 in East Meadow, New York. He played college basketball at UMASS from 1969-1971. The school retired his jersey in 1988. Off the basketball court, in 1983, Erving was presented with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, honoring his community involvement. He later worked as a front office executive for the Orlando Magic, owned a Coca-Cola bottling plant, was involved with a NASCAR Busch Series racing team and spent time as a basketball tv analyst.

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Watch Julius Erving video as he spends one final night in the Philadelphia Spectrum reflecting on his time with the 76ers.
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