Julius Winfield Erving II, 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.
Julius Erving DR. J is the first player make a ART on a dunk that's why people love him people said he is the heart of the city Earned an NBA championship ring, won an NBA MVP award, went to 11 NBA all star games and took home the all star MVP twice... and that doesn't even count the two ABA titles, two ABA MVP awards and 6 ABA all star games. forever... or his famous dunk from the free through line... now there is history! DR. J! Also greatest flyer, dunker and hangtimer Ever! Class act
Dr. J was as smooth as they come. An inventor of sorts, every night was like watching a man create something from scratch that no one had ever seen. If you add up career points and steals, no one beats Dr. J -- and only a handful have scored more career points in total. He took a sport from its hum-drum history of white-assed backboard shots and turned it into an entertainment machine. He deserves to break into the top 10.
Dr J changed the shape of the game from way above the hoop. His dunks were creative and graceful. Julius was one of the NBA's ambassadors who carried the torch from Kareem and West to Bird, Magic and Jordan.
Julius Irving revolutionized basketball, and outplayed many of the greats during his time. And even Michael Jordan was humble in his presence. I feel like he should be higher on the list. Way higher.
Not even in the top 10. Dirty Shame The man changed the game by revolutionizing playing above the rim. He was Michael before Michael and is well deserving of a spot in the top 5 above wade and iverson
I don't know how Julius Erving is behind D-Wade because Wade hasn't proved himself as an elite NBA player. He only won two titles and he couldn't win without another all-star. 2006-Shaq 2012-LeBron James - redsox123456789
I agree with that but you have to remember that doc didn't get any rings until Moses came
Before Jordan there was Dr.J. equal ability to Jordan in the air and that is saying something! He scored at will and entertained the fans like few ever did. Totally dominated the paint.
DR J was not only one of the NBA's greatest but also one of the ABA's greatest he won the first pro ABA slam dunk contest by dunking from the free throw line - logankulas
He is better than all these people think he made basketball better and dwayne wade are you kidding, come on he should be on the top
Man dr. j is a boss he was unstoppable think about all those crazy dunks he could throw down on your head
Amazing could dunk shoot and never missed lay ups
Not only a great player, but also had a greater effect on the modern game than any other player, Jordan and Oscar included.
One of the best athletes of all time. Watch his ABA highlights...Wow.
Didn't even like basketball until I saw the Doc play. enough said.
Is rank by fox sport 3 behind Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson
dr.J made tha 76ers what they are today.... deserve better placement in da list...
He should be the 4th best basketball player in the world.
could score at will -- all who came after him tried to mimmick his greatness
The Doc was the man who started the new era of dunk
the doctor did so much for the game its amazing
They call him the doctor because he makes the incision on the defense
He should be at least 2 on the list he was so good
His generous personality held him back from being in the top 3...
He also elevated the game for Jordan
Keep on rocking the craddle.
Beastly nickname Dr. J.