Julius Erving

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Julius Erving

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname "Dr. J", is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim in his career at the ABA and the NBA. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential basketball players of all time, Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA) and was the best-known player in that league when it merged into the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets (now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Erving has received more than 3,806,836 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular basketball player.

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Among basketball players, Julius Erving ranks 14 out of 925Before him are Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, and Krešimir Ćosić. After him are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Karl Malone, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, and Elgin Baylor.

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Among people born in 1950, Julius Erving ranks 87Before him are Javier Clemente, John Candy, Richard Bandler, Michael Ironside, Sahle-Work Zewde, and Miou-Miou. After him are Camarón de la Isla, Googoosh, Neda Ukraden, Marius Trésor, Jurica Jerković, and Ernesto Samper.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 2,421 out of 12,171Before him are Barbara Hutton (1912), Joseph Stilwell (1883), Robert D. Putnam (1941), Gene Krupa (1909), Matthew Modine (1959), and Clement Greenberg (1909). After him are Holly Hunter (1958), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Karen Black (1939), and Michael Parks (1940).


Among basketball players born in United States, Julius Erving ranks 11Before him are Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), and Larry Bird (1956). After him are Kobe Bryant (1978), LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), John Havlicek (1940), Bob Cousy (1928), and Elgin Baylor (1934).

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