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 MSN Encarta - Julius Erving
Julius Erving, born in 1950, American professional basketball player, widely known as Dr. J, one of the greatest and most exciting scorers in basketball history.
Erving, who played forward and guard positions, became famous for his jumping ability, his athletic moves with the ball, and his soaring dunk shots.
Born Julius Winfield Erving, Jr., in East Meadow, New York, he was educated at the University of Massachusetts, where he was one of the scoring and rebounding leaders on the basketball team.
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 NBA History: Julius Erving Summary
Julius Erving Julius Erving, the great and wondrous "Dr. J," was the dominant player of his era, an innovator who changed the way the game was played.
Julius Erving, the great and wondrous "Dr. J," was the dominant player of his era, an innovator who changed the way the game was played.
Erving was one of the first players to make extemporaneous individual expression an integral part of the game, setting the style of play that would prevail in the decades to follow.
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 Julius Erving
Julius Erving was born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York.
Erving was drafted by the Virginia Squires of the ABA, the ABA or American Basketball Association was a league that was trying to compete with the NBA but in smaller market cities.
Erving would be named MVP in 1981, and lead the Sixers to the finals again in 1982, where they once again lost to Magic and the Lakers.
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 CNNSI.com - SI Online - SI Flashback: Last rounds for the Doctor - Sunday January 27, 2002 09:24 PM
But now, as Erving troops the line for the last time, pro basketball is the one sport whose TV ratings have been constant, with record attendance and marketable assets and petitioners from Florida to Minnesota willing to pay $32.5 million a piece for franchises.
Erving had played college ball at Massachusetts as a nobody, and performing in the ABA was the athletic equivalent of joining Peter Pan's lost boys.
Still, if Erving had merely been the best player in the world; if he had merely been the best player in the world who was also the nicest guy in the world -- if he were simply that, his departure from the game would not be treated in the extraordinary manner that it has been.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /si_online/news/2002/01/27/erving_flashback   (1551 words)

  
 Julius Erving Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Winfield Erving II was born on February 22, 1950, in Roosevelt, New York.
When Erving's college class graduation rolled around that year, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Erving was gaining recognition in the ABA, but he was still hampered by the fact that the Squires were a low-profile team in a small market.
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 ESPN.com: Dr. J operated above the rest
While Erving was in the air so often on the court, his feet were planted firmly on the ground off it.
Erving averaged 28.7 points and 12.1 rebounds in his five ABA seasons, winning three scoring titles and being named first-team all-league four times (he was a second-team selection as a rookie).
Erving scored seven straight points in a 98-second span late in Game 4 in the Finals to lead the 76ers to a sweep of the defending champion Lakers.
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 K.MARAÞ Süleyman Demirel Fen Lisesi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving was born in Hempstead, Long Island.
Erving worked to instill a sense of self-worth in her children, and young Julius realized his gift for basketball could be a ticket to a better life.
When Julius Erving was 13, his mother remarried, and the family moved to the nearby town of Roosevelt.
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 THE 50 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NBA HISTORY: JULIUS ERVING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
When Julius Erving was a freshman at the University of Massachusetts, he singlehandedly drew capacity crowds so frenzied to see him play that lines would circle the Curry Hicks Cage hours before the tipoff.
Erving became one of only six players in NCAA history to average more than 20 points and 20 rebounds a game, and it was during those UMass days that he earned the nickname known throughout the globe, Dr. J.
Erving was flamboyant and artistic, his athleticism unreal.
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 Julius Erving Biography
When Julius Erving was a freshman at the University of Massachusetts, he single-handedly drew capacity crowds so frenzied to see him play that lines would circle the Curry Hicks Cage hours before the tip-off.
Erving became one of only six players in NCAA history to average more than 20 points and 20 rebounds a game, and it was during those UMass days that he earned the nickname known throughout the globe -- "Dr. J." Today, Erving is simply known as basketball's ambassador to the world.
Erving popularized being "airborne" and played the game "above the rim." He exhibited the style and grace both on and off the court that led many in basketball circles to call him an American treasure.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Erving.htm   (821 words)

  
 TimesDispatch.com | Julius Erving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving prepares for the NBC pre-game show before Game 2 of the NBA Finals Wednesday, June 4, 1997, in Chicago.
Erving averaged 29.4 points and 14.1 rebounds in two seasons with the Squires, for whom he had 53 points in one playoff game and 32 rebounds in another as a rookie.
Three years and two championships later, Erving became a central figure in the absorption of four ABA teams by the National Basketball Association and was sold to Philadelphia.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Basketball / Julius Erving, two others appointed to UMass board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basketball legend Julius Erving, who put his education at the University of Massachusetts on hold to play professionally, has been appointed to the school's board of trustees.
Erving resumed his studies and received his bachelor's degree from UMass in 1986 after completing a program designed for adults who cannot attend traditional college classes.
Erving lives in Orlando, Fla., but there is no requirement for board members to reside in Massachusetts, said Shawn Feddeman, a Romney spokeswoman.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2004/10/29/julius_erving_two_others_appointed_to_umass_board?mode=PF   (452 words)

  
 Julius Erving - "Dr. J"      Capitol City Speakers Bureau
Julius Erving, nicknamed the "Doctor" by a high school teammate, is a professional basketball player who helped launch the modern style of play that emphasizes leaping ability and play above the rim.
Erving played college basketball at the University of Massachusetts, where he was one of only six players in NCAA history to average more than 20 points and 20 rebounds per game.
In 1996 Erving was named one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" in honor of the NBA’s 50th anniversary.
www.capcityspeakers.com /speakers/Erving.htm   (508 words)

  
 Breaking the Barriers: A Houston Chronicle Special Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving was the image of perfection, an inspiration for a generation and a player whose talents forever changed the game of basketball.
Erving somehow found the perfect mix between individual expression and the team concept over a remarkable professional basketball career that spanned from 1971-87.
Erving became a network television commentator and a supporter of various youth causes, including the Julius Erving Center for Physical Culture, an afterschool program for at-risk youths in New York.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/special/barriers/erving.html   (561 words)

  
 CNN.com - US - Search for Julius Erving's son turns up body in submerged car - July 7, 2000
Julius Erving said one of Cory's friends claimed Cory had been using marijuana and "roofies" -- a slang term for the illegal sedative Rohypnol -- the night before he disappeared.
Erving, at news conferences pleading for help, said Cory was born with a learning disability that he described as a mild form of dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.
Erving, a Hall of Famer and former NBA Most Valuable Player, was one of basketball's biggest stars.
edition.cnn.com /2000/US/07/07/erving.son.02   (724 words)

  
 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Julius Erving | PBS
In his five seasons in the ABA, Erving led the league in scoring three times, was the league's Most Valuable Player in its last three years, and led the Nets to championships in 1974 and 1976.
Erving led the 76ers to the NBA finals four times in seven years, including their 1983 championship win.
At 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m), Erving played forward and was noted for his fast breaks, balletic leaps toward the basket, and climactic slam dunks.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/julius_erving.html   (264 words)

  
 Erving, Julius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Nicknamed Dr. J, Erving was considered to be one of the biggest draws in the game for more than a decade for his displays of showmanship and skill.
NBA legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving is photographed as he arrives at the 24th Annual Sports Emmy Awards at New York's Marriott Marquis on Monday, April 21, 2003.
Erving was one of the judges of the Rising Stars Slam Dunk competition.
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 Julius Erving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving was born on February 22, 1950 in East Meadow, NY.
Julius Erving has also received the Walter J. Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983), the Jackie Robinson Award presented by Ebony Magazine (1983), and the American Express Man of the Year (1985).
Julius Erving is still active in professional basketball.
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 USATODAY.com - Julius Erving divorcing wife of nearly 29 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving, also 52, currently a vice president with the Orlando Magic, acknowledged in ongoing divorce proceedings that he has accepted responsibility for a second out-of-wedlock child.
Erving said in a personal financial affidavit filed with the Circuit Court of Seminole County last November that he is paying $2,000 a month in child support for a son.
Turquoise Erving contends in the public court records that the mother of the boy lives in Orlando.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/2003-01-14-dr-j_x.htm   (175 words)

  
 Dr. J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Julius Erving left as a junior from the University of Massachusetts, signing a free agent deal with the Virginia Squires of the now defunct ABA.
Erving retired after the 1986-87 season having piled up 30,026 points in the ABA and NBA combined.
Erving is just as talented in the broadcast booth as he was on the court, now that he is a color analyst for NBC.
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 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Julius Erving
Julius Erving led a revolution in the style and substance of the game of basketball beginning in 1971,; when he joined the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association (ABA),; following his junior year at the University of Massachusetts--it was playing college basketball that he earned his famous nickname, Dr. J.
Erving also became an ambassador for the sport and a driving force in the revitalization of the game as a profitable spectator event.
In his five ABA seasons, Erving averaged 28.7 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, led the league in scoring in 1973,; 1974, and 1976,; and was a four-time first team ABA All-Pro.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200370   (390 words)

  
 Julius Erving --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Basketball great Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J, once said of his amazing airborne moves: “It's easy once you learn how to fly.” His flights quickly made him one of basketball's all-time top scorers.
Julius Winfield Erving was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on Feb. 22, 1950.
Controversial and unconventional, U.S. author and educator Julius Lester embraced fl militancy in the social ferment of the 1960s—and later converted to Judaism.
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 Jet: Son Of NBA Legend Julius Erving Still Missing.(Brief Article)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The 19-year-old son of basketball great Julius "Dr. J" Erving remains missing at JET press time, despite an emotional plea made by Erving on national television for help in finding his son.
Cory Erving, who has a learning disability and a history of drug problems, disappeared May 28 on what was supposed to be a 20-minute errand to a shopping mall in Lake Mary, FL, about 20 miles from Orlando.
Julius Erving, executive vice president of the Orlando Magic, made a nationally...
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 Julius Erving Biography -- Academy of Achievement
The basketball coach at Roosevelt High, Ray Wilson, introduced young Julius to Coach Jack Leaman of the University of Massachusetts.
After retiring from professional basketball, Julius Erving became a commentator for NBC and appeared in the feature film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Julius Erving now serves on the Board of Directors of Meridian Bancorp and of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
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 CNN.com - US - Julius Erving confirms that body found in car is missing son, 19 - July 7, 2000
Julius Erving confirms that body found in car is missing son, 19
SANFORD, Florida (CNN) -- Basketball legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving confirmed Friday that the body found in a Florida pond is that of his son Cory, 19, who was reported missing six weeks ago.
An autopsy was being conducted Friday to determine the cause of death.
edition.cnn.com /2000/US/07/07/erving.son.04   (753 words)

  
 Long Island History: Julius Erving
The first significant athletic accomplishment in Julius Erving's life was not recorded in a scorebook or preserved in a newspaper.
Julius ``wasn't very tall,'' recalled Ryan, whose program is now in its 37th year, ``but he had great hands and long arms.
Erving, 48, has called those years the most important of his life.
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 Amazon.com: Nba Legends Series I Figure: Julius ""dr. J"" Erving 76 Phil Sixers Blue Jersey: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
What most fans do not remember is that Erving was pretty good in college where he was one of only six players in N.C.A.A. history to average 20 points and 20 rebounds a game while playing at the University of Massachusetts.
Erving was an artist as a player, who used his athleticism to redefine the forward position.
Before Erving the game was dominated mostly by guards and centers, with Elgin Baylor being the exception that proved the rule.
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 Julius Erving at 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend; Basketball; February 7, 1997; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
JULIUS ERVING: As it turned out, some of the plays that I was able to make, a lot of other players as well, had a tremendous effect on people.
JULIUS ERVING: Well, I worry less about it because of Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, those two in particular sort of being in line to receive the torch once Michael Jordan decides to pass it along.
JULIUS ERVING: I think the marketability in part has a lot to do with the corporate interests in the sport and the fact that there is a certain amount of anointing being done before a guy proves he's an All-Star, all pro or a champion.
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