Today in Black History: February 22, 1950 “The Birth of Julius Erving”

On today in 1950, Julius Erving was born in Roosevelt, New York. He is a retired professional basketball player and most known by his nickname Dr. J. Erving helped incorporate a modern style of play that emphasized on leaping, spins, and plays above the rim with swirls in the air. Dr. J is an 11-time NBA all-star and 2 time NBA All-Star Game MVP. He is considered one of the best dunkers of all time and has scored 30,000 points in his professional career.


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