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Julius Erving

NBA Legend Julius Erving
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Profession: NBA Legend

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: February 22, 1950
Birthplace: Nassau County, New York, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1974-02-10 NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

Historical Events

  • 1973-08-01 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash
  • 1977-02-13 27th NBA All-Star Game, MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wi: West beats East, 125-124; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F
  • 1983-02-13 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F
  • 1987-04-17 Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA (and ABA) player to score 30,000 points

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