Profession: NBA Legend
Why Famous: Helped launch a modern style of basketball that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim, and helped legitimize the American Basketball Association. He was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the NBA after the 1975–76 season. He won three championships and four Most Valuable Player Awards.
- 1974-02-10 NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf
- 1973-08-01 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash
- 1987-04-17 Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA (and ABA) player to score 30,000 points