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He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history with 30,026 points.
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While playing at Roosevelt High School in New York he received the nickname "Doctor" or "Dr. J" from his high school friend Leon Saunders.
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Erving was inducted in 1993 into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was also named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team.
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Though not an actual doctor, Erving did earn his bachelor's degree in 1986 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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He is the father of professional tennis player Alexandra Stevenson.
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Erving played himself in the 1993 drama "Philadelphia." Tom Hanks starred in the film and won his first Oscar for the performance.
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Julius Erving now serves on the Board of Directors of Meridian Bancorp and of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
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Erving won his first NBA championship in 1983 while playing with the Sixers. They defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in four straight games.
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Erving retired in 1987 at the age of 37.
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Erving was President Barack Obama's childhood sports hero; as a child, Obama had Dr. J posters hanging on his bedroom walls.
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He is the only player to win the MVP in both the NBA and the ABA.
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Though only 6'7" tall, Dr. J. electrified fans with his acrobatic "slam dunks" - which sometimes originated from as far afield as the free-t…