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Philadelphia's Mount Rushmore of Sports: Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, Bobby Clarke, Allen Iverson voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours.
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Learn About New York Native Julius Erving

Born on February 22, 1950, Julius Winfield Erving II is an American former professional basketball player better known by his stage name Dr. J. When the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) merged after the 1975–76 season, Erving was the most well-known player in the ABA and contributed to its legitimacy.

LeBron James' Top 3 Players Of All-Time List In 2013: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, And Julius Erving

LeBron James is mentioned in the GOAT conversation more than any other player barring Michael Jordan, since he won against the Golden State Warriors improbably with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. Returning to his hometown team and delivering a championship after decades of failure against the winningest regular-season team in NBA history convinced several people that LBJ might be the GOAT.
FOX Sports

Top 50 NBA players from last 50 years: Julius Erving ranks No. 11

Editor's Note: As part of a new series for his podcast, "What’s Wright with Nick Wright," FOX Sports commentator Nick Wright is ranking the 50 best NBA players of the last 50 years. The countdown continues today with player No. 11, Julius Erving. Julius Erving's career highlights:. Two-time ABA...
Brew Hoop

Best Milwaukee Bucks Draft Picks: Number 3, Julius Erving

Hi Bucks’ fans! Welcome to the all-time top Bucks’ draft picks, power ranked by the fan’s yourselves. We are counting down all the way from #12 to #1, and today we are moving on to a legend, who was drafted by the Bucks back in 1972, Julius Erving.

Stephen A Smith Claims That Steph Curry Is Already Greater Than Julius Erving And Moses Malone: "Steph Curry Has 3 Championships, They Don't"

Steph Curry has been showered with praise after he led the Golden State Warriors to the NBA Finals yet again as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in 5 games in the Western Conference Finals. This will be the sixth trip to the Finals for Steph in the last eight seasons, and he is in fine form at the moment as well, having just won the first-ever Magic Johnson Western Conference Finals MVP.


Julius Erving spent his career with the Sixers, Virginia Squires and New York Nets. He’ll not only be remembered for being an incredible player but he will also be remembered for the huge impact he had on the game. Sports Illustrated named Erving one of the most influential athletes...

Are Julius Erving and Magic Johnson Friends? Where is Julius Erving Now?

‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty‘ chronicles the journey of the LA Lakers basketball team as they rise to the pinnacle of the sport. The series dives deep into the making of Earvin “Magic” Johnson by focusing on his personal and professional life. In the show’s first season, Magic is a rookie signed by the LA Lakers who quickly becomes an important player for the team.

Sixers: Julius Erving favors Nikola Jokic over Joel Embiid for MVP

Recently on the Rich Eisen Show, Julius Erving (Dr. J) was interviewed and asked about the current MVP race. You would think that his response would be in full support of Joel Embiid, but that just wasn’t the case. Although Dr. J gave praise to Embiid and said he hoped that the Sixers’ big man would win, he said that Nikola Jokic was deserving of the award. Here is his exact quote:

Julius Erving: 'Ja Morant is going to be a future Hall of Famer'

As you watch this season, are there any teams or players catching your attention? Julius Erving: Yeah, Memphis, man. I think Ja Morant is going to be a future Hall of Famer. He can easily be a Hall of Famer and maybe even an MVP. I think he’s in the discussion already. You have Nikola Jokic. You’ve got Joel in there. Luka Doncic. You have Giannis. You have Ja. Those are my top five guys right now in terms of the things required to be an MVP. Steph Curry was there before he got hurt. Then there is Devin Booker. Don’t forget Devin Booker! Don’t sleep on him because his team has the best record in the league, and part of the criteria is team success.

Julius Erving Says LeBron James Is The GOAT And The Chosen One

The GOAT debate will likely never die down even after LeBron James is done playing and retires. Michael Jordan and LeBron James stay connected at the hip thanks to this one never-ending conversation, although Jordan does tend to have more supporters for his case than LeBron does. He's earned a big one though, it would seem, with Dr. J himself, Julius Erving, dubbing LeBron the GOAT, and the Chosen One.