AS AUCTIONS GO, it was a slam dunk.
Former Sixers star Julius Erving pulled in a record $3.5 million for 144 items from his personal collection of memorabilia.
Doctor J's treasure trove was part of SCP Auctions' November auction, which concluded yesterday.
According to SCP, Erving's 1974 New York Nets ABA championship ring netted $460,471, a record for a sports ring.
Among other items auctioned by Erving were:
* His 1983 76ers championship ring: $244,240.
* His 1983 All-Star game MVP trophy: $115,242.
* The jersey he wore in his final NBA game, a Game 5 loss to Milwaukee in the first round of the 1987 playoffs: $88,826.