Living Legend and Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving was doing one of the things he loves most when he suddenly became ill at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game Friday night. He was rushed to a hospital shortly after he rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell right before tipoff.
Statement on behalf of Dr. J’s management team:
“Mr. Erving fell ill at tonight’s game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation.”
— Julius Dr J Erving (@JuliusErving) January 6, 2018
He was born Julius Winfield Erving II, and is a Retired basketball players who popularized the leap and playing above the rim. This living legend led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP