Julius Erving

  • Birth Name: Julius Winfield Erving II
  • Birth Place: Hempstead, New York, United States
  • Profession: Basketball player
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  • Originally received the nickname "Doctor" from a high school classmate and was later known as "Dr. J."
  • Despite playing only two varsity seasons at UMass, left as the school's all-time leader in points and rebounds.
  • Played five seasons in the ABA, winning three scoring titles, three MVP awards and two league championships.
  • Won the 1976 ABA Slam Dunk Contest, sealing the event with a dunk from the free-throw line.
  • Made the All-Star team in all 11 of his NBA seasons and was named to the All-NBA First Team five times.
  • Claimed the NBA's MVP award in 1981 with the Philadelphia 76ers and helped the 76ers win an NBA title in 1983.
  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1996.
  • The Julius Erving Award is given out annually to the top men's collegiate small forward.


  • Jazmin — Daughter
  • Marvin Erving — Brother
  • Turquoise Brown — Ex-wife
  • Julius Erving — Father
  • Julietta — Daughter
  • Callie May Lindsay — Mother
  • Julius Winfield Erving III — Son
  • Jules — Son
  • Cory Erving — Son
  • Alexandra Stevenson — Daughter
  • Dorys Madden Erving — Wife
  • Cheo Erving — Stepson
  • Alexis — Sister
  • Justin — Son


  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (1986)

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