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About Julius Erving
He is a retired American basketball player who played a major role in popularizing the modern style of play. Due to his contributions, he played a huge role in legitimizing the American Basketball Association (ABA).
When the American Basketball Association metamorphosed into the National Basketball Association, soon after the 1975-1976 season, his contributions were appreciated, making him one of the most famous players in the league.
He got married to Turquoise Erving between 1972 and 2003. Together, they had four children. Tragically, in 2000, his oldest son, 19, went missing for several weeks but was later found drowned in a pond.
Subsequently, he had five more children and got married to Dorýs Madden in 2008.
He was named the ABA playoffs MVP in 1974 and 1976.
He was declared "NBA Most Valuable Player" in 1981.
He got inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.
He is the only player to be ever voted "Most Valuable Player" in ABA and in NBA during his time.
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Famous quotes by Julius Erving
And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it.Julius Erving
But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you've got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us as opposed to us choosing them.Julius Erving
But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration.Julius Erving
I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.Julius Erving
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.Julius Erving
I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.Julius Erving
I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.Julius Erving
In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.Julius Erving
One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.Julius Erving
One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.Julius Erving
Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.Julius Erving
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.Julius Erving
Julius Erving's Popularity
Julius Erving is a famous American basketball player, who was born on February 22, 1950. As a person born on this date, Julius Erving is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 22) and the 50th most popular for the year (1950).
People born on February 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Julius Erving is the 819th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Julius Erving's birthday, Julius Erving is the 5749th most famous American.
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