Historical Julius Erving Milestones
Hall of Fame Basketball player Julius “Dr. J” Erving dominated the hardwood court for 16 years. In his first season with the New York Nets he became the franchise’s face and led the team to an ABA Championship. Before his ABA or NBA careers, Erving played on the collegiate level at UMass Amherst where he averaged over 30 points and 20 rebounds a game. With ABA’s Virginia Squires he upped his stats with an impressive 27.3 and 31.0 points in his first two years as a professional athlete. The New York Nets were the next to be graced with Dr. J’s immense talent during a time when the ABA and NBA merged. Playing with the Philadelphia Sixers is where Julius Erving gained most of his notoriety and earned the majority of his fame. Erving absolutely dominated the NBA during his tenure in the 70’s and 80’s. Erving went on to be named an NBA All-Star all 11 season he played with the 76ers, where he took home All-Star Game MVP title in 1977 and 1983. In the 1982-1983 season, Julius Erving helped lead his team to his first NBA title. On top of helping his team to their most recent championship, Erving accomplished a tremendous amount on an individual scale. The 11-time NBA All-Star was also named to the All-NBA First Team five times and was the recipient of the prestigious 1981 MVP award as well.
Dr. J’s career ended with a much deserved election to the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. On top of his induction to the Hall, Erving had his iconic No. 6 retired by the Philadelphia 76ers and No. 32 jersey retired by the New York Nets. Julius Erving single handedly changed the way the game of basketball is played. Erving came in to a fundamentally sound league and lit it up with incredible highlight reel dunks and creative plays that kept fans watching on the edge of their seats every night. Without a little treatment from The Doctor, the NBA would never be the same. Now is your time to buy into his legacy with rare and unique Julius Erving sports memorabilia that continues to increase in value with each passing moment.
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