- 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.
- Callie May Lindsay — Mother
- Julius Winfield Erving III — Son
- Jules — Son
- Turquoise Brown — Ex-wife
- Julius Erving — Father
- Julietta — Daughter
- Jazmin — Daughter
- Marvin Erving — Brother
- Dorys Madden Erving — Wife
- Cheo Erving — Stepson
- Alexis — Sister
- Cory Erving — Son
- Alexandra Stevenson — Daughter
- Justin — Son
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (1986)
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