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 retired basketball player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Erving has received more than 4,320,992 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Julius Erving is the 15th most popular basketball player (down from 14th in 2019), the 1,497th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,421st in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Julius Erving ranks 15 out of 1,264Before him are Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Dražen Petrović, and Oscar Robertson. After him are Radivoj Korać, LeBron James, Karl Malone, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Charles Barkley.

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Among people born in 1950, Julius Erving ranks 50Before him are Tsugumi Ohba, Christina Onassis, Jeffery Deaver, Jody Scheckter, Georg Bednorz, and Nouri al-Maliki. After him are Kazuko Hironaka, Alan Silvestri, Sônia Braga, Cybill Shepherd, Jody Williams, and Brad Dourif.

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Among people born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 1,497 out of 15,968Before him are Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Oscar Robertson (1938), Stanley Kramer (1913), Meat Loaf (1947), Iris Apfel (1921), and Steve Carell (1962). After him are Michael Madsen (1957), David Schwimmer (1966), Jack Elam (1920), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Gene Tierney (1920), and Hamilton O. Smith (1931).


Among basketball players born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 14Before him are Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Scottie Pippen (1965), and Oscar Robertson (1938). After him are LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), Bob Cousy (1928), John Havlicek (1940), Charles Barkley (1963), and George Mikan (1924).