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June 27, 2000 | By Robert Zausner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Julius Erving, one of Philadelphia's most beloved sports legends, returned to the city for the second time in two weeks yesterday to make an impassioned, public plea for help in finding his son, Cory, who has been missing for a month. Before 10 television cameras and with his other sons, Julius 3d and Cheo, by his side, the former 76ers star stood behind a City Hall podium and said what he didn't have to say, what was clear from his face: "We're in pain. " Despite national media exposure, wide-ranging police efforts, and a $50,000 reward, a credible lead has yet to develop in the disappearance of Cory Erving, 19, who lives with his parents at their home near Orlando, Fla. Julius Erving's entire family had attended a June 13 news conference in Philadelphia, but Erving said yesterday that his daughter, Jazmin, 23, "has a broken heart" and that his wife, Turquoise, is "bedridden and in a weakened state with only a framed photo" of Cory to offer her comfort.
NEWS
January 18, 1994 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jazmin Erving cannot dunk. Never could. Never will. And her father, a fellow who dunked often for the 76ers, really doesn't care. "I hope," Julius Erving said, "that's not the measure of her self- esteem. " Julius Erving need not worry. His daughter does not measure her self-worth by anything she does on a basketball court. She does not measure her self- worth by anything her father did on a basketball court. Jazmin Erving, Episcopal Academy student and athlete, is a person who wants to be known for her own accomplishments.
SPORTS
July 2, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Alexander O'Connor, 12, was wearing a white T-shirt with "PENN TENNIS CAMP" in navy blue lettering across the front, and he fell in among a dozen or so other campers who had gathered at the courts behind Franklin Field on Tuesday, all of them wanting autographs from the once-famous tennis player with the famous absentee father. Having joined in with the crowd, he turned his back to the player, and in black marker, she scribbled her first name across the nape of his T-shirt. He started to bound away to catch up with his friends before returning with a question.
NEWS
April 16, 1987
There are those people who do much more than break the mold. They redefine excellence. Julius Erving has done that. Erving changed basketball forever. He has been the most spectacularly athletic player ever, seeming to defy the law of gravity along with most of the other laws of physics. All his explosiveness has been combined with a fluid grace that has made him more fun to watch than a barrel of Baryshnikovs. Kids who saw Doctor J play grew up to be Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan.
SPORTS
April 16, 1987 | By Bill Lyon, Inquirer Sports Columnist
In the summer of 1986, Philadelphia seemed to be losing its sports giants at an alarming rate. The 76ers traded Moses Malone, the Phillies released Steve Carlton, and then, suddenly, Julius Erving was a free agent. No one thought, obviously, that Erving would ever be unemployed as long as he chose to play basketball. Still, abruptly being a man without a team was a prospect he found unsettling. He had never faced such a situation. And so, when other teams, notably the Utah Jazz, expressed an interest, he listened.
NEWS
March 31, 2000 | This is a shortened version of a column by Mark Whicker that appeared in the Daily News Dec. 15, 1983
We can be tougher than heck on them, but when all is said and done, we love our sports superstars. Just ask Phillies great Mike Schmidt, who had a love-hate relationship with the boobirds in the stands until the very end of his Hall of Fame career. Or Rich Ashburn and Steve Carlton. Chuck Bednarik and Randall Cunningham. Julius Erving and Charles Barkley. Bobby Clarke. Joe Frazier. You get the idea. Sidney Moncrief, who is 26, was asked about age last night, at least in the way it involved Julius Erving, who is on the 34 side of 33. "He will get old, won't he?"
NEWS
June 19, 1987 | By ANN GERHART, Daily News Staff Writer
Julius Erving has said, "That's always been important to me, to shake the image of being a jock. " In the six weeks since Dr. J. took off his high-tops for the last time, there's been a whole lot of shaking going on. Less than a week after Erving played his last game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Gov. Casey put him on the state Economic Development Partnership Board, which is intended to replace the state Commerce Department. Erving the businessman is part owner of Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., which placed fourth among the nation's top black-owned businesses last year with $110 million in sales, as well as part owner of a Buffalo, N.Y., television station.
SPORTS
April 12, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - On a property filled with some of the richest and most famous people on the planet, it takes some doing to be the coolest cat in town. Unless you're Doctor J. Julius Erving, a golf addict and fan, attended Thursday's opening round of the Masters, his 12th. As fan favorite Phil Mickelson teed off, dozens of fans alongside the fairway missed Lefty's towering drive; they were fascinated by the towering gent in the gray 76ers hat, red shirt and black slacks. Grown men clustered around Doc to shake his hand as kids pleaded for him to sign programs and hats.
SPORTS
December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BEFORE THE SWOOSH came into his life, Michael Jordan wore Converse. Yesterday a powder-blue pair of leather hightops that he wore at North Carolina sold at auction for $33,387. ESPN.com reported that the sneaks - inscribed "Best Wishes, Michael Jordan" - were consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions by a high school teammate of Jordan's. The winning bidder, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased a nice piece of history. But they are far less valuable that some other Jordan memorabilia.
NEWS
June 15, 2000 | By Richard Lezin Jones and Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Police in this central Florida community said yesterday that they believed Cory Erving, son of former 76ers basketball star Julius Erving, had been spotted in the last week in the suburbs of Orlando - though he remained out of reach of both law enforcement and his family. "One of the most credible leads we got is he was seen in the Altamonte Springs area this past weekend with an unidentified white female," said Lt. Ed Allen of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. A number of the 200 tips that have come into a special hotline (1-888-609-2529)
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July 17, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Given their investment in Pierre Jackson, the 76ers' signing of the point guard late Tuesday was a formality. Jackson, who is playing on the club's NBA Summer League team, signed a partially guaranteed four-year contract at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The Sixers acquired Jackson, a former Baylor star, in a 2014 draft-night trade , but he ruptured his right Achilles tendon last summer in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The team released him in September but still gave him a $400,000 deal for his rehabilitation.
SPORTS
July 2, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Alexander O'Connor, 12, was wearing a white T-shirt with "PENN TENNIS CAMP" in navy blue lettering across the front, and he fell in among a dozen or so other campers who had gathered at the courts behind Franklin Field on Tuesday, all of them wanting autographs from the once-famous tennis player with the famous absentee father. Having joined in with the crowd, he turned his back to the player, and in black marker, she scribbled her first name across the nape of his T-shirt. He started to bound away to catch up with his friends before returning with a question.
SPORTS
December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BEFORE THE SWOOSH came into his life, Michael Jordan wore Converse. Yesterday a powder-blue pair of leather hightops that he wore at North Carolina sold at auction for $33,387. ESPN.com reported that the sneaks - inscribed "Best Wishes, Michael Jordan" - were consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions by a high school teammate of Jordan's. The winning bidder, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased a nice piece of history. But they are far less valuable that some other Jordan memorabilia.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Julius Erving , the airborne forward who led the 76ers to the NBA championship way back in 1983, is 64 years old, and still hustling. Last week, his Dr. J Enterprises cut a deal with Anthem Media Group , of Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, to help sell its Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) to such video giants as Comcast, DirecTV and AT&T , and find marketing partnerships with pro leagues and advertisers. Anthem also owns fantasy-sports site RotoExperts.com , combat-sports-oriented Fight Network , SportsGrid.com (sports commentary)
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
EXPECTATIONS are low for the Sixers, who open their season against the Pacers tonight. Which makes leafing through Sports Illustrated's coffee-table book, "Basketball's Greatest," a nice distraction. The Sixers are well-represented in the book, which ranks the 10 best players and coaches in numerous categories. Best shooting guard goes, of course, to Michael Jordan. But Allen Iverson is ranked sixth, ahead of George Gervin (seventh) and Oscar Robertson (eighth). Larry Bird is named best small forward, followed by LeBron James and Julius Erving.
NEWS
September 24, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caldwell Jones, a rail-thin frontcourt player who helped the 76ers reach the NBA Finals three times, died Sunday of a heart attack in Decatur, Ga. Mr. Jones, 64, was one of four brothers to reach the NBA after playing at Albany State College. He began his career with the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA in 1973 before joining the 76ers in 1976. Mr. Jones, who retired from the NBA in 1990, played six seasons with the Sixers before he was traded to the Houston Rockets. He also played for Chicago, Portland and San Antonio in a 14-year NBA career.
SPORTS
May 22, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If the 76ers came out of last night's NBA draft lottery with only the No. 3 pick, Julius Erving said he and the group in attendance representing the team may have been a little disappointed. But the fact that Philadelphia also secured the 10th selection, via last June's draft-night trade of Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans, had Doctor J in good spirits. Erving represented the 76ers' organization on stage at last night's lottery, which the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the second consecutive year, defying the odds once again.
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
DOCTOR J took the playground game indoors. Took it to a higher level. Above the rim. Flew like a condor, stung like a scorpion. Found wealth and fame in that thin air. It was different at ground level, both feet on the shifting terrain. All that gloom. All those people he loved, dying young. He has written his autobiography, with considerable help from Karl Taro Greenfeld. Calls it "Dr. J" when it could have easily been called "Julius Erving. " Slice it and balance the parts, sadness outweighs joy 60-40.
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THERE WERE some heavy hearts and teary eyes around the 76ers organization yesterday morning as the team gathered for practice. It had nothing to do with Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, which snapped a three-game winning streak. It was much more serious than that. Last week, the likes of Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Billy Cunningham, Doug Collins, Bobby Jones, Pat Croce, Wali Jones and others converged in a back room of the Wells Fargo Center to pay tribute to Jeff Millman, a 50-year employee of the organization whose jobs varied from ballboy to equipment manager, but whose undeniable fingerprints on the club couldn't be given a title.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
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.
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