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Julius Winfield Erving II, known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) and won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles while playing with the ABA’s Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history, with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined).
Erving retired in 1987. He is one of the few players in modern basketball to have his number retired by two franchises: the New Jersey Nets (formerly the New York Nets) have retired his No. 32 jersey, and the Philadelphia 76ers his No. 6 jersey. Erving was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time team and in 1993 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. After his basketball career, he became a businessman, obtaining ownership of a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Philadelphia and doing work for TV as an analyst. In 1997, he joined the front office of the Orlando Magic. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Converse (prior to their 2001 bankruptcy), Darden Restaurants, Inc., Saks Incorporated and The Sports Authority.
Source- Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Erving