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Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
PHILADELPHIA - 1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a break during an NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1980 NBAE (Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Julius Erving and Larry Bird Action Portrait
Julius Erving and Larry Bird Action Portrait
PHILADELPHIA - 1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers posts up Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during an NBA game circa 1980 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1980 NBAE (Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during a 1980 NBA game at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1980 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
1981 Eastern Conference Finals Game 5: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
1981 Eastern Conference Finals Game 5: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - APRIL 29: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers stands on the court against the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 1981 NBA Playoffs at the Boston Garden on April 29, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 111-109 and won the series 4-3. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1981: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1981 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Julius Erving slam dunk
Julius Erving slam dunk
1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a slam dunk in 1980. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./ NBAE/ Getty Images)
Julius Erving interviewed
Julius Erving interviewed
PHILADELPHIA - 1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers gives an interview prior to playing an NBA game in 1980 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./ NBAE/ Getty Images)
Erving goes for a rebound
Erving goes for a rebound
NEW JERSEY - 1970: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76'ers goes for a rebound during the 1970 NBA game against the New Jersey Nets in New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Anthony Neste/NBAE/Getty Images)
Julius Erving dunks
Julius Erving dunks
1974: Julius Erving #32 of the New York Nets soars to the basket for a dunk during an ABA game in 1974. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1974 NBAE (Photo by Ron Koch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Erving shoots
Erving shoots
PHILADELPHIA - 1981: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during the 1981 Season NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Jerry Wachter/NBAE via Getty Images)
Erving defends
Erving defends
PHILADELPHIA - 1981: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends against Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during the 1981 Season NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Jerry Wachter/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Nets
New York Nets
UNIONDALE, NY - 1974: Julius Erving #32 of the New York Nets drives to the basket during an ABA game in 1974 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1974 NBAE (Photo by Ron Koch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Action Portrait
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Action Portrait
MILWAUKEE -1977: Kareem Abdul Jabbar #33 of the Western Conference All-Stars grabs a rebound against the Julius Erving #6 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during an 1977 NBA All-Star game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Robert Lewis/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - 1980: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a slam dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during a 1980 season NBA game at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1980 NBAE (Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1981: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to make a move against Kevin McHale #32 of the Boston Celtics circa 1981 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
MILWAUKEE - 1978: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers makes a move against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1978 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
MILWAUKEE - 1978: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots a jump shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1978 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
MILWAUKEE - 1978: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1978 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1977: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during a game played in 1977 against the Boston Celtics at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1977: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during a game played in 1977 against the Boston Celtics at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers sits on the court during a game played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1975 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets
Boston Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets
BOSTON - 1968: Julius Erving #32 of the New Jersey Nets looks on during a game against the Boston Celtics played in 1968 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1968 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1975: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to make a move against Sidney Wicks #12 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1975 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1975 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1975: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a shot against John Havlicek #17 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1975 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1975 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1975: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers makes a move against John Havlicek #17 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1975 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1975 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1978: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers sits on the bench against the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1978 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Virginia Squires - Julius Erving Game Action Portrait
Virginia Squires - Julius Erving Game Action Portrait
VIRGINIA - CIRCA 1971: Julius Erving #32 of the Virginia Squires dribbles the ball against the New Jersey Nets during a game circa 1971 in Virginia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1971 NBAE (Photo by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1977: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to make a move against the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1977 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bob Hope Classic - Round Three
Bob Hope Classic - Round Three
LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 21: Former NBA superstar Julius Erving hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during round three of the Bob Hope Classic at the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West on January 21, 2011 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Allen Iverson Wears Reebok Questions En Route To 76ers Game
Allen Iverson Wears Reebok Questions En Route To 76ers Game
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 23: Allen Iverson (L) speaks with Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving at the Wells Fargo Center on May 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Iverson's original Reebok Question re-launches Friday, May 25th for the first time since 1996. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images for Reebok)
Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Erving before the 2002 All-Star game
Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Erving before the 2002 All-Star game
10 Feb 2002: Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Erving chat before the start of the 2002 All-Star game at the First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DIGITAL IMAGE. Note to user: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE Mandatory credit: Jesse D Garrabrant NBAE/ Getty Images.
Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Eriving of the Philadelphia 76ers get together before the 2002 All-Star game
Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Eriving of the Philadelphia 76ers get together before the 2002 All-Star game
10 Feb 2002: Allen Iverson #3 and Julius "Dr. J" Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers get together before the 2002 All-Star game at the First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DIGITAL IMAGE. Note to user: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE Mandatory credit: Jesse D Garrabrant/NBAE/ Getty Images.
Erving drives
Erving drives
INDIANAPOLIS - 1985: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes the ball to the hoop during the 1985 season NBA game against the Indiana Pacers at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 1985 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
76ers v Knicks
76ers v Knicks
NEW YORK - 1985: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a layup against the New York Knicks during an NBA game in 1985 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1985 NBAE (Photo by Ron Koch/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA Portraits
NBA Portraits
INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 1: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait in the locker room with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1982 NBA Finals at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1982 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
1999 NBA Store Photo Shoot - Julius Erving
1999 NBA Store Photo Shoot - Julius Erving
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 1999: Julius Erving, a.k.a. Dr. J, poses for a fashion portrait for the NBA Store circa September 1999 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1999 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
1999 NBA Store Photo Shoot - Julius Erving
1999 NBA Store Photo Shoot - Julius Erving
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 1999: Julius Erving, a.k.a. Dr. J, poses for a fashion portrait for the NBA Store circa September 1999 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1999 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
INGLEWOOD, CA -1983: Julius "Dr. J" Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket past Byron Scott #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 1983 NBA game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks
ATLANTA - 1988: Dominique Wilkins #21 of the Atlanta Hawks attempts a shot against Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a 1987 NBA gamae played at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
HOUSTON - 1998: Charles Barkley #34 of the Houston Rockets talks with NBA Legend Julius Erving prior to a game played in 1998 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
1985 Slam Dunk Contest
1985 Slam Dunk Contest
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 9: Front Row (L-R) Julius Erving, Larry Nance, Dominique Wilkins, Orlando Woolridge, Back Row (L-R) - Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Darrell Griffith and Terrence Standsbury pose for a portrait prior to the 1985 Slam Dunk Contest on February 9, 1985 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1985 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
1986 NBA All-Star Game
1986 NBA All-Star Game
DALLAS - FEBRUARY 9: (L-R) Charles Barkley #34, Julius Erving #6, and Maurice Cheeks pose for a portrait prior to the 1986 NBA All-Star Game played February 9, 1986 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
1983 NBA All Star Game
1983 NBA All Star Game
INGLEWOO, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Julius Erving #6 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars talks with NBA Legend Bill Russell prior to the 1983 NBA All Star Game played on February 13 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Larry Bird, Julius Erving
Larry Bird, Julius Erving
BOSTON - 1985: (L) Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics presents (R) Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers an award circa 1985 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
1983 NBA Finals Game 4: Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
1983 NBA Finals Game 4: Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates following Game Four of the NBA Finals played against the Los Angeles Lakers on May 31, 1983 at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California. Philadelphia defeated Los Angeles 115-108 and won the series 4-0. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photos by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images)
1983 NBA Finals Game 4: Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
1983 NBA Finals Game 4: Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers talks with reporters in the locker room following Game Four of the NBA Finals played against the Los Angeles Lakers on May 31, 1983 at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California. Philadelphia defeated Los Angeles 115-108 and won the series 4-0. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photos by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images)
2000 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
2000 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
OAKLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Vince Carter #15 of the Toronto Raptors greets Julius "Dr. J" Erving after winning the 2000 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star 2000 weekend at Oakland Arena on February 11, 2000 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1983: Kevin McHale #32 and Dennis Johnson #3 of the Boston Celtics defend against Julius "Dr. J" Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game played in 1983 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1984: Scott Wedman #8 of the Boston Celtics matches up against Julius "Dr. J" Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game played in 1984 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1984 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1987: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics presents Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers a plaque during a game played in 1987 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1986: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics defends against Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game played in 1986 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1987: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers walks on the court against the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1987 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
BOSTON - 1987: Julius Erving #6 and Charles Barkley #34 of the Philadelphia 76ers on the court during a game against the Boston Celtics played in 1987 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
PORTLAND, OR - CIRCA 1986: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers addresses the crowd while holding a golf club prior to a game against the Portland Trailblazers at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon circa 1986. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
PORTLAND, OR - CIRCA 1986: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends against the Portland Trailblazers during a game played at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon circa 1986. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
PORTLAND, OR - CIRCA 1986: Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers sits with an ice pack against the Portland Trailblazers during a game played at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon circa 1986. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - CIRCA 1987: Maurice Cheeks #10, Moses Malone #2 and Julius Erving #6 walk against the Indiana Pacers during a game played circa . NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Ron Koch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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