Julius Erving

1950 - Today

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Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American former professional basketball player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Erving has received more than 7,392,617 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Julius Erving is the 20th most popular basketball player (down from 15th in 2019), the 2,069th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,030th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 57.64

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Julius Erving ranks 20 out of 1,757Before him are LeBron James, Pat Riley, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Arvydas Sabonis, and Sergei Belov. After him are Oscar Robertson, Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Oscar Schmidt, Uljana Semjonova, and Elgin Baylor.

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Among people born in 1950, Julius Erving ranks 94Before him are Jeffery Deaver, Moshe Ya'alon, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Javier Clemente, Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Ueli Maurer. After him are Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Alexander Lebed, Mory Kanté, Anghel Iordănescu, Ubaldo Fillol, and William Sadler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 2,069 out of 20,380Before him are Robert F. Engle (1942), Ruth Gordon (1896), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Daniel Stern (1957), Prescott Bush (1895), and Michael Massee (1952). After him are Casey Affleck (1975), Rami Malek (1981), Ralph Bunche (1904), Bettie Page (1923), Steven Soderbergh (1963), and Joel Silver (1952).


Among basketball players born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 14Before him are Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), LeBron James (1984), and Pat Riley (1945). After him are Oscar Robertson (1938), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), and Derrick Rose (1988).