02/22/10 6:16 pm EST
That’s right, all of us here at Philadunkia would like to wish Julius “Dr. J” Erving a very happy 60th birthday.
For the record, in his 11 seasons in a 76ers uniform the good Doctor…
Totaled 18,364 points (22 ppg. average) and left in third place on the team’s all-time scoring list.
Racked up 5,601 rebounds to go with 3,224 assists and is the franchise’s all-time leader in blocked shots.
Was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game in each of his 11 seasons and was chosen MVP of the All-Star Game on two occasions (1977, 1983).
Was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1981; a five-time All-NBA first team selection (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) and a two-time All-NBA second team (1977, 1984).
Was selected to the NBA 35th Anniversary and NBA at 50 teams.
Was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (1993)
Was the architect of the “Rock the Baby” dunk on Michael Cooper’s head, which is one of the greatest dunks of all time.
Starred in the 1979 basketball comedy film, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Of course he and Moses Malone led the Sixers to the 1983 NBA Championship which was as we all painfully know was the last NBA title for the 76ers franchise.