How braces gave Dr. J a daughter

Posted: November 01, 2013

PAGE SIX'S Richard Johnson got ahold of Julius Erving's upcoming memoir, Dr. J, before its Tuesday release date.

The excerpt he got is quite the doozy.

In the autobiography, Erving writes about the affair he had with sportswriter Samantha Stevenson. Their union begat tennis star Alexandra Stevenson.

But the reason why Alexandra exists might surprise.

The good doctor writes, "I can only remember one time that we actually had intercourse, and that was because she had just gotten this new orthodontia to straighten her teeth. With wire and gleaming metal bristling in her mouth, oral sex was not an option."

Well, then.

That's rather poetic, isn't it?

Kevin Hart gives back

Aw, celebs doing good!

Mayor Nutter announced today that mega-comedian and North Philly guy Kevin Hart will donate 500 computers to the city and School District of Philadelphia. Two hundred desktops will go to the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department for use in recreation centers, while 300 laptops will be given to students.

Hart is on a roll lately. The second season of his BET sitcom "The Real Husbands of Beverly Hills" (which was on the Robin Thicke tip before everyone else, save Alan) is underway and his blockbustin' stand-up movie, "Let Me Explain," recently hit DVD.

Hart is himself a product of the Philly school system, a 1997 graduate of George Washington High School.

Chase moves out

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and philanthropist wife Jen are marketing their Center City condo at the Ayer, a gorgeous building on Washington Square with the gold, ornate door. The penthouse place is three floors, including arched windows, walk-in closets, a wine storage unit and two guest rooms. Fancy!

The Utleys bought the condo in 2008 for $4.19 million.

The Utley household expanded in 2011 when they welcomed first child Benjamin Cooper Utley. Could the move mean more little Utleys on the way?

The asking price for the apartment is $4.3 million. And that doesn't include the $4,000 per month condo fees. The apartment is listed by Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty.

Fun fact: The gorgeous interior design was done by Gregory Augustine's August Interiors.

Newscasters unite for a cause

NBC10's Denise Nakano and 6ABC's Nydia Han will join forces Sunday to support Free to Breathe Philadelphia's eighth annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk. Nakano, along with her NBC buddies like Daralene Jones, will be walking under the Team Nakano banner. Nakano sadly lost her mother to lung cancer last year. I heard that NBC staffers really opened their pockets for Nakano's cause. Han, whose mother died four years ago, will walk under the Grandma Han banner. For more info, go to freetobreathe.org.

Basketball boutique

Former 76er Gerald Henderson's daughter has good taste. Jade Okere will open her first brick-and-mortar boutique, Jade's Closet (200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne), on Monday. Designers that Okere stocks include L.A.M.B. (that would be Gwen Stefani's brand), Isabel Lu and Clover Canyon. To celebrate, 10 percent of all purchases made from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10 will be donated to Covenant House, the largest private child-welfare agency in the Delaware Valley, serving homeless and runaway youth. For more info, check out shopjadescloset.com.


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