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March 22, 1987 | United Press International
Julius Erving will surely have plenty of things to remember about his last season in the National Basketball Association. The trades that had teammates coming and going; the injuries and other problems that forced the 76ers to struggle on the court most of the season; the honors bestowed on him as he made his last visit to arenas around the country--all these things have made an impression on Erving.
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June 6, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Julius Erving thinks that teams need to exercise caution when making deals with the Boston Celtics or the Lakers. "When you talk to the Lakers, when you talk to the Celtics, when you talk to -- well, those two in particular -- the guy on the other end of the phone has his fingers crossed," Erving told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday before the premiere of "The Doctor," a documentary on his life. "So whatever he's telling you, he's not telling you the truth. He's working a deal for him. And what happened to us last year with getting damaged goods hopefully will only happen once.
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December 28, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The first time they met was at a beach on Long Island. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then Lew Alcindor, was a senior at UCLA, and Julius Erving was an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts. Abdul-Jabbar's parents lived in Queens; Erving grew up in Roosevelt, on the island. "We talked a little bit," Abdul-Jabbar said Saturday, "and we measured hands. I was amazed that his hands could be as big as mine, a guy who was just 6-foot-7.
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May 7, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history. That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the Philadelphia 76ers forward prepares to take flight in the NBA Finals. As Dr. J palms the ball in his right hand and majestically soars toward the basket, lowering the ball below his waist from behind the backboard before lifting it again and kissing it off the glass on the left side, Landsberger all but fades from view.
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December 18, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, he played in relative obscurity, known mostly to close followers of college basketball and some in Southern California, and then as the second-most publicized player at Loyola Marymount, behind his best friend who led the NCAA in scoring and rebounding. Then the best friend died, and people started to learn more about Greg (Bo) Kimble. He was regarded by scouts as a better pro prospect than Hank Gathers anyway, but the spring of 1990 gave Kimble an unexpected and unique showcase.
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August 6, 1986
Julius Erving said he would remain with the Philadelphia 76ers for what what may be his final year in professional basketball.
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November 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Julius Erving and Bill Walton head a list of 10 players and one contributor nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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July 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two sons of former NBA star Julius Erving were charged with holding an underage drinking party for 75 to 100 at their suburban Philadelphia home. Cheo Erving, 19, and Julius Erving, 18, allegedly charged $25 per person for admission to the party Thursday night, then stamped "paid" on the hands of guests, according to police in Lower Merion, Pa.
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May 9, 1987
I used to truly dislike Julius Erving. I think my dislike was generated out of fear. When Julius Erving came to town, I feared for my beloved team, the Lakers. Julius would always find a way to beat my team. In fact, the now-famous around-the-backboard layup was performed against my team. Each time I see the highlight films, I see him making my team look silly. Yes, it could be said that the Doctor was one of the few players in the league who could make my faith in the Lakers waver.
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March 24, 2004
A look at the career free throws by former NBA forwards: Source: World Features Syndicate *--* Player Att./PG Pct. Larry Bird 5.0 89% Rick Barry 5.3 90% Julius Erving 5.9 78% Charles Barkley 8.1 74% Elgin Baylor 8.7 78% Bob Pettit 10.2 76% *--*
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June 15, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cory Erving, the 19-year-old missing son of NBA great Julius Erving, might have had a drug relapse and might be using crack cocaine, the investigating sheriff in Sanford, Fla., said Wednesday. There have been no sightings, but officers are looking into a confrontation the youngster had in a known drug area shortly before he was reported missing. Cory Erving disappeared May 28 on what was supposed to be a 20-minute shopping errand to a Lake Mary mall for a family picnic on Memorial Day weekend.
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June 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Former NBA great Julius Erving pleaded for help in finding his 19-year-old son, who has a history of drug problems and has been missing since May 28. "This bad dream has gone on for 16 days now . . . 16 bad days," Erving said Tuesday in Sanford, Fla. "We are in dire need of help." A $25,000 reward was offered for the safe return of Cory Marvin Erving, last seen by his family when he went to a Lake Mary shopping mall, about 20 miles from Orlando.
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July 3, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The silky one-handed backhand was inspired by Pete Sampras. The moxie and guile by Bobby Riggs. And the collective wisdom came from Southern California's best tennis coaches. It took a lot to put Alexandra Stevenson's game together, but the 18-year-old qualifier from San Diego celebrated her unprecedented arrival into the Wimbledon semifinals with the high theatrics of another tennis star. Andre Agassi bows and blows kisses four times, to all corners of the stadium.
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June 15, 1999 | ARA NAJARIAN
Some tidbits on the ABA: * LET'S MAKE A DEAL: The Spirits of St. Louis owners Ozzie and Danny Silna and Don Schupak received about $2.2 million to not join the NBA, but more important, they receive a one-seventh share of the television money from the four ABA teams that merged in perpetuity. So they are still receiving four-sevenths of the annual television share. They received about $8 million in the 1980s for that contract and about $4.4 million a year starting in 1990.
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March 24, 2004
A look at the career free throws by former NBA forwards: Source: World Features Syndicate *--* Player Att./PG Pct. Larry Bird 5.0 89% Rick Barry 5.3 90% Julius Erving 5.9 78% Charles Barkley 8.1 74% Elgin Baylor 8.7 78% Bob Pettit 10.2 76% *--*
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April 7, 1997 | ARA NAJARIAN
What: Dr. J Week on Classic Sports Network. When: Today, 6 p.m.--Game 1, 1977 NBA Finals. April 8, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.--"Distant Replay: Julius Erving." Original programming was March 3-9. We have a friend in Al Trautwig. We, as in the American Basketball Assn. faithful. Trautwig, the host of Classic Sports Network, was a ballboy for the New York Nets in 1970 when Julius Erving's legend bloomed.
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