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Encyclopedia > Julius Erving
Julius Erving
Position(s):
Small forward
Jersey #(s):
6, 32
Born: February 22, 1950 (1950-02-22) (age 58)
Roosevelt, New York
Career information
Year(s): 1971–1987
NBA Draft: 1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
College: Massachusetts
Professional teams
Career stats
Points     30,026
Steals     2,272
Rebounds     10,525
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Career highlights and awards

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  • ABA MVP (1974, 1976)
  • ABA First Team All-Star (1973-76)
  • ABA championship with New York Nets (1974, 1976)
  • Led the ABA in scoring (1973, 31.9 ppg) and in 1974 (27.4 ppg)
  • Five-time ABA All-Star (1972-76)
  • Holds ABA career record for highest scoring average (28.7 ppg) in a minimum of 250 games
  • NBA MVP (1981)
  • Sporting News NBA MVP (1981)
  • All-NBA First Team (1978, 1980-83)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1977, 1984)
  • 11 NBA All-Star Games (1977-87)
  • Two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP (1977-after scoring 30 points, 1983-after scoring 25 points)

Career rankings The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...

  • One of only five players in pro basketball history to score more than 30,000 career points
  • Upon enshrinement, ranked in combined ABA/NBA history top 10 in the following categories:
    • third in scoring (30,026, 24.2 ppg),
    • eighth in games played (1,243),
    • seventh in minutes played (45,227),
    • third in field goals made (11,818),
    • fifth in field goals attempted (23,370),
    • third in most free throws made (6,256) and first in steals

Honors

  • Jersey retired by both the Nets and the 76ers
  • NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983)
  • Jackie Robinson Award presented by Ebony Magazine (1983)
  • American Express Man of the Year (1985)
Basketball Hall of Fame

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roosevelt is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Erving helped legitimize the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA). Much as some players are considered "the team," Dr. J was considered "the league." He was the main asset of the ABA when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1976 season. NBA redirects here. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles while playing with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history, with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Erving was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team and in 1993 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Many consider him among the most spectacular basketballers ever, and one of the best dunkers. His signature dunk was "the Tomahawk." The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... The Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame was created in 2000 by the Nassau County Sports Commission to honor elite athletes with roots to Nassau County, NY. http://www. ...

Contents

Career

High school and college

Erving earned the nickname "Doctor J" in high school, where he displayed a precise method of play for Roosevelt High School.


He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in 1968. In two varsity college basketball seasons, he averaged 26.3 points and 20.2 rebounds per game, becoming one of only five players to average more than 20 points and 20 rebounds per game in NCAA Men's Basketball.[1] The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass Amherst Massachusetts or UMass) is a research and land-grant university in Amherst, Mass. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ...


At that time, professional basketball was in flux, split between two leagues whose players rapidly switched clubs and leagues. Erving joined the ABA in 1971 as an undrafted free agent with the Squires. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ...


Virginia Squires

Erving quickly established himself as a force and gained a reputation for hard and ruthless dunking. He scored 27.3 points per game as a rookie, was selected to the All-ABA Second Team, made the ABA All-Rookie Team, and finished second to Artis Gilmore for the ABA Rookie of the Year Award. He led the Squires into the Eastern Division Finals, where they lost to the Rick Barry-led New York Nets. Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...


When he became eligible for the NBA draft in 1972, the Milwaukee Bucks picked him in the first round (12th overall). This move would have brought him together with Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Instead, the 6'7", 210 pound Erving signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks before the 1972-73 season. He played three exhibition games with Pete Maravich until, because of a legal injunction, he was obliged to return to the ABA Squires. Back in the ABA, his game flourished, and he achieved a career-best 31.9 points per game. The graceful forward with the trademark Afro was dazzling people with his flashy, exciting style of play, which fit well with the ABA's up-tempo image. 1972 NBA Draft Round 1 Categories: | ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... Woman with an afro at the Tribeca Film Festival For the Italian painter known as Afro, see Afro Basaldella. ...


New York Nets

The Squires, like most ABA teams, were on rather shaky financial ground. They were forced to trade Erving to the Nets in 1973--a move which eventually sent the Squires into oblivion. The Nets had been an also-ran for their first six years of existence, but Erving led them to their first ABA title in 1973-74, defeating the Utah Stars. Erving established himself as the most important player in the ABA. His spectacular play established the Nets as, finally, one of the better teams in the ABA, and brought fans and credibility to the league. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ...


By 1976, the ABA and NBA merged. The Nets and Nuggets actually applied for admission to the NBA before the season, in anticipation of the eventual merger that had first been proposed by the two leagues in 1970 but delayed for various reasons including a court case. The Erving-led Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets (who had also applied to join the NBA) in the swan-song finals of the ABA. In the postseason, Erving averaged 34.7 points and was named Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


In his five ABA seasons, Erving won two championships, three MVP trophies, and three scoring titles.


Philadelphia 76ers

The Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs joined the NBA for the 1976-77 season. With Erving and Nate Archibald (acquired in a trade with Kansas City), the Nets were poised to pick up right where they left off. For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article is about the NBA Player. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ...


However, the New York Knicks threw a monkey wrench into the Nets' plans when they demanded that the Nets pay them $4.8 million for "invading" the Knicks' NBA territory. Coming on the heels of the fees the Nets had to pay for joining the NBA, owner Roy Boe reneged on a promise to raise Erving's salary. Erving refused to play under these conditions and held out in training camp. Boe had little choice but to sell Erving's contract to the Philadelphia 76ers. Knicks redirects here. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Erving quickly became the leader of his new club and took them into the NBA Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers of Bill Walton. After the Sixers took a 2-0 lead, however, the Blazers defeated them with four straight victories. In contrast, the Nets crashed into the cellar. The 1977 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1976-77 NBA season. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ...


However, Dr.J enjoyed success off the court, becoming one of the first basketball players to endorse products and to have a shoe marketed under his name. It was at this time that he appeared in television commercials urging young fans asking for his autograph in an airport to refer to him henceforth as "Dr. Chapstick". He also starred in the 1979 basketball comedy film, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. A tube of ChapStick ChapStick Flava-Craze ChapStick is the brand name adopted in the United States, Australia, Canada, and United Kingdom by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare for its range of lip balms produced to be used on chapped lips. ... The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is an American sports/fantasy comedy film that was released in 1979. ...


In the following years, Erving coped with a team that was not yet playing at his level. The Sixers were eliminated twice in the Eastern Conference Finals. In 1979, Larry Bird entered the league, reviving the Boston Celtics and the storied Celtics-76ers rivalry; these two teams faced each other in the Eastern Conference Finals for the next four years. The Bird vs. Dr. J matchup became arguably the top personal rivalry in the sport (along with Bird vs. Magic Johnson), inspiring the early Electronic Arts video game Julius Erving-Larry Bird One-on-One. The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ...


In 1980, the 76ers prevailed over the Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. There, Erving executed the legendary Baseline Move, an incredible behind-the-board reverse layup. However, the Lakers won 4-2 with a superb Magic Johnson. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...


1981 and 1982 were also sour grapes for Erving, as the Sixers stranded twice, once against the Celtics and once again against the Lakers. Nevertheless, Erving was named the NBA MVP in 1981. But for the 1982-83 season, the Sixers obtained the missing element to combat their weakness at their center position, Moses Malone. Armed with one of the most formidable center-forward combinations of all time, the Sixers dominated the whole season, causing Malone to make the famous prediction of "fo-fo-fo (four-four-four)," meaning all the Sixers needed to do was win four games in each series. The media misinterpreted the comment and thought he meant the Sixers would sweep the entire playoffs. In fact, the Sixers went four-five-four, losing one game to the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals, then sweeping the Lakers to win the NBA title. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Erving maintained his all-star caliber of play into his twilight years, averaging 22.4, 20.0, 18.1, and 16.8 points per game in his final seasons. In 1986, he announced that he would retire after the season, causing every game he played to be sold out with adoring fans. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career summary

Erving retired in 1987. He is one of the few players in modern basketball to have his number retired by two franchises: the New Jersey Nets (formerly the New York Nets) have retired his No. 32 jersey, and the Philadelphia 76ers his No. 6 jersey.


In his ABA and NBA careers combined, he scored more than 30,000 points. In 1993, Erving was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. When he retired, Erving ranked in the top 5 in scoring (third), field goals made (third), field goals attempted (fifth) and steals (first). On the combined NBA/ABA scoring list, Erving ranked third with 30,026 points. As of 2005, Erving ranks fifth on the list, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ...


Post-basketball career

After his basketball career, he became a businessman, obtaining ownership of a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Philadelphia and doing work for TV as an analyst. In 1997, he joined the front office of the Orlando Magic. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


He and former NFL running back Joe Washington fielded a NASCAR Busch Grand National Series team in the late 1990s, becoming the first ever NASCAR racing team at any level owned completely by minorities. The team had secure sponsorship from Dr Pepper for most of its existence. Erving, a racing fan himself, stated that his foray into NASCAR was an attempt to raise interest in NASCAR among African-Americans. Joe Dan Washington (born September 24, 1953) is a former American Football running back who played nine seasons for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons from 1977 to 1985 in the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Dr Pepper (disambiguation). ...


He has also served on the Board of Directors of Converse (prior to their 2001 bankruptcy), Darden Restaurants, Inc., Saks Incorporated and The Sports Authority. Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Darden Restaurants, Incorporated NYSE: DRI is a holding company controlled by Joe Lee, a founder of the Red Lobster seafood restaurant chain. ... Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS) is an operator of department stores in the United States. ... The Sports Authority is the Americas largest sporting goods full line sporting goods retailer. ...


New Jersey Nets star Vince Carter, who was playing for the Toronto Raptors at the time, preferred Erving as the choice for the team's next General Manager, after Glen Grunwald was dismissed in 2004. However, the team owners hired Rob Babcock instead. Vincent Lamar Vince Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American All-Star basketball player in the NBA. He currently is a player and co-captain for the New Jersey Nets. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Glen Grunwald is the former general manager of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was GM of the club from March 1998 until April, 2004. ... Rob Babcock is the former general manager of the Toronto Raptors. ...


He was ranked #10 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of All Time in 2003. The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Erving is the father of professional tennis player Alexandra Stevenson.[2] Alexandra Stevenson (born December 15, 1980 in La Jolla, California) is a professional tennis player from the United States. ...


NBA statistics

Games - 836; Field Goal % - .507; Rebounds - 5,601; Assists - 3,224; Total Points - 18,364; Points per game [PPG] - 22.0


Memorable feats

Although dunking from the foul line had been done by other players (Jim Pollard and Wilt Chamberlain in the 1950's, for example), Erving introduced the dunk jumping off the foul line to a wide audience, when he demonstrated the feat in the 1976 ABA All-Star Dunking Contest. He is revered for his legacy of amazing acrobatic and powerful offensive moves. James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Baseline Move

One of his most memorable plays occurred during the 1980 NBA Finals, when he executed a seemingly impossible finger-roll behind the backboard [1]. He drove past a defender on the right baseline and went up for a layup. Then 7'2" center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar crossed his way, blocking the route to the basket and forcing him outwards. In mid-air, it was apparent that Erving would land behind the backboard. But somehow he managed to reach over and score on a right-handed layup despite the fact that his whole body, including his left shoulder, was already behind the hoop. This move, along with his free-throw line dunk, has become one of the signature events of his career. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Allen Iverson performing a high percentage layup. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ...


Rock The Cradle over Michael Cooper

Another of Erving's most memorable plays came in a 1983 regular season game, after a steal from the Los Angeles Lakers. He came down the court on a fast break and, swinging the ball back and forth before taking off on a Rock The Cradle slam dunk, slung the ball around behind his head and dunked over L.A.'s Michael Cooper. This dunk is generally regarded as one of the greatest dunks of all time. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ...


Quotes

  • "As a basketball player, Julius was the first to actually take the torch and become the spokesman for the NBA. He understood what his role was and how important it was for him to conduct himself as a representative of the league. Julius was the first player I ever remember who transcended sports and was known by one name, Doctor". -- his coach, Billy Cunningham.
  • "I saw that basketball could be my way out and I worked hard to make sure it was."
  • "Respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity."
  • "Here I was, trying to win a championship, and my mouth just dropped open. He actually did that! I thought, 'What should we do? Should we take the ball out, or should we give him the ball back and ask him to do it again?' It's still the greatest move I've ever seen in a basketball game, the all-time greatest." -- Magic Johnson on the Baseline Move.

William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...

Influences

Erving was idolized by American rapper Dr. Dre, who even rapped using the alias "Dr. J" for a short time. For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ...


Legendary smooth jazz musician Grover Washington Jr., a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers, created the song Let It Flow (For Dr. J), from the album Winelight, in honor of Erving. Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ... Grover Washington, Jr. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Also, professional skateboarder Bam Margera has his nickname, "Dr. J", tattooed on the underside of his bottom lip. Brandon Cole Bam Margera (born September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, creator of the CKY skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. ...


Glenn "Doc" Rivers got his nickname while at Marquette University for the "Dr. J" t-shirt he often wore to basketball practice. Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ...


Julius Erving was a hero to famous television star, rapper, and sitcom actor Will Smith. “W. S.” redirects here. ...


Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers was named after Erving. League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Panther Blue, Silver, White Mascot Sir Purr Personnel Owner Jerry Richardson General Manager Marty Hurney Head Coach John Fox Team history Carolina Panthers (1995... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a professional American football player. ...


Family

Erving is the father of American tennis player Alexandra Stevenson and the father of Jared Smith, who reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1999, the first year she qualified to play in the tournament. He fathered a young boy named Justin Kangas. Alexandra Stevenson (born December 15, 1980 in La Jolla, California) is a professional tennis player from the United States. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ...


References

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Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... Harold Everett Greer (born June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ... Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Samuel Sam Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... Vernon Earl Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American basketball center. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Willis Reed Jr. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Adolph Schayes (known as Dolph Schayes) (born May 19, 1928 in New York, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played his college basketball at New York University 1944-48. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Nathaniel Nate Thurmond (born July 25, 1941, in Akron, Ohio) is rated by many one of the best defensive centers ever to play pro basketball, feared and praised by legends including Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain. ... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... James Ager Worthy (born February 27, 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... The ABA All-Time Team were chosen in 1997 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the American Basketball Association (ABA) to comprise the thirty best and most influential players of the ABA during its ten years and nine full regular seasons of operation, with respect... Marvin Jerome Barnes (born July 27, 1952, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Zelmo Big Z Beaty (born October 25, 1939 in Woodville, Texas) is a former American basketball player. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Roger A. Brown (born May 22, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player. ... Mack Calvin (born July 27, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American former basketball player. ... James Darel Carrier (born October 26, 1940 in Warren County, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player. ... William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ... Louie Dampier (born November 20, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player. ... Mel Daniels, a 6-9 center, played for the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball team from 1964-67. ... Donald E. Freeman (born July 18, 1944; Madison, Illinois) is a former American professional basketball player. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Hawkins dazzled crowds from playgrounds to arenas with his highflying acrobatic moves. ... Spencer Haywood (born April 22, 1949 in Silver City, Mississippi) is a former pro basketball player. ... Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... Warren Jabali (born August 29, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas) is a retired American basketball player. ... James Jimmy Jones (born January 4, 1945 in Tallulah, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was a six-time All-Star in the now-defunct American Basketball Association. ... Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player. ... Maurice Lucas (born 18 February 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American basketball player, and current assistant coach with the National Basketball Associations Portland Trail Blazers. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Netolicky (born August 2, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... William Edward Bill Paultz (born July 30, 1948) is a former professional basketball player nicknamed The Whopper and standing 611. Except for Basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, Paultz made more consecutive playoff appearances than any other player in professional basketball history. ... Charles Thomas Scott (born December 15, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... Willie M. Wise (born March 3, 1947 in San Francisco, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... This article is about the basketball player. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky[1]) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Ed Macualey (born March 22, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri), is a former professional basketball player. ... Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928 – December 12, 2006), nicknamed Pitchin Paul, was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Adrian Howard Smith (born October 5, 1936 in Farmington, Kentucky) is an American former NBA player. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Harold Everett Greer (born June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... Robert Jerry Lanier (born September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York) was a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He played collegiately at St. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... David Bing (born November 24, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is a former All-Star player in the National Basketball Association, primarily for the Detroit Pistons from 1966 to 1975. ... Randolph Randy Smith (born December 12, 1948 in Bellport, New York) is a former professional basketball player who set the NBA record for consecutive games played. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... This article is about the NBA Player. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Ralph Lee Sampson (born July 7, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Some people with the name Tom Chambers include the following: Tom Chambers, the former professional NBA basketball player from Utah Tom R. Chambers, a portraiture and visual artist Tom Chambers, a Virginia-based photographer Tom Chambers, a San Diego journalist Tom Chambers, an English actor Tom Chambers, a Washington State... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Mitchell James (Mitch) Richmond (born June 30, 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... Donald Earl Slick Watts (born July 22, 1951 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi) is a New York City streetball legend, who also played in the NBA in the mid-1970s. ... David Bing (born November 24, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is a former All-Star player in the National Basketball Association, primarily for the Detroit Pistons from 1966 to 1975. ... Robert Jerry Lanier (born September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York) was a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He played collegiately at St. ... Calvin Murphy (born May 9, 1948, in Norwalk, Connecticut) is a retired American professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBAs Houston Rockets from 1970-1983. ... Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. ... Mike Theodore Stinger Glenn (born September 10, 1955 in Rome, Georgia) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Benson taking a hook shot Michael Kent Benson (born December 27, 1954 in New Castle, Indiana) is a former collegiate and pro basketball player. ... Frank Layden is a former coach and executive with the NBAs Utah Jazz, in addition to being a former coach and player with Niagara University. ... Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958 in Suffolk, Virginia) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played collegiately at Villanova University. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is currently the head coach of the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. ... Thurl Lee Bailey (born July 7, 1961 in Washington, D.C.) is former professional basketball player in the NBA and the whose career spanned from 1983 to 1999 with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... For other uses, see Kevin Johnson (disambiguation). ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ... Collier P.J. Brown (born October 14, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls. ... Steven (Steve) Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association player. ... Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ... Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced ) (born February 3, 1968, in Prijepolje, Serbia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the United States NBA. At 71 he played at center and was known for his deft passing skills. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Eric Snow (born April 24, 1973 in Canton, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Snow began his basketball career at Canton McKinley High School, where he played with classmate and former NBA player Michael Hawkins. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ...

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Erving was also instrumental in bringing legitimacy to the now-defunct American Basketball Association.
Born in East Meadow, New York, Erving played college ball 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.
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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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