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Erving, Julius

LC control no.n 50012178
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingErving, Julius
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Variant(s)Doctor J
Dr. J
J, Dr.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1950-02-22
Place of birthNassau County (N.Y.)
Field of activitySports Basketball
AffiliationUniversity of Massachusetts
American Basketball Association (1967-1976) Philadelphia 76ers (Basketball team)
Profession or occupationAfrican American basketball players Basketball players Businesspeople Philanthropists
Found inBell, M. The legend of Dr. J, 1975.
Champions, p1994: container (Julius Irving)
BGMI, June 21, 2007 (Erving, Julius Winfield II (1950-))
Dr. J, the autobiography, 2013: t.p. (Julius Erving)
Wikipedia, Feb. 19, 2014 (Julius Winfield Erving II (b. Feb. 22, 1950, Nassau County, 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; he helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA), and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975-76 season)
African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Erving, Julius; Dr. J; basketball player, entrepreneur, radio/ television personality, philanthropist; born in 1950 in East Meadow, Nassau Country, New York, United States; graduated from the University of Massachusetts (1968); signed with the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association (ABA) (1971-1972); contract with New York Nets, leading them to the ABA championship (1973); signed with the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers, playing for eleven years of his pro career; rose to unprecedented popularity in the NBA All-Star Game (1976); honors include, capturing the ABA's most valuable player (MVP) Award (1974); ABA All-Star all five years he was in the league; led his team to an NBA title (1983); inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993))
Associated languageeng
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