CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to Hall of Famer Julius Erving with a sculpture depicting him soaring.
The Sixers unveiled the sculpture during a ceremony Tuesday at the team’s practice facility in nearby Camden, New Jersey. It’s the sixth sculpture installed on ”76ers Legends Walk.”
Known as ”Dr. J,” Erving was a two-time MVP and 11-time all-star who led the Sixers to the 1983 NBA title. He played 16 seasons overall in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association.
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Erving helped unveil the statue that depicts him soaring and ready to slam dunk.
Referring to the statue, he said, ”this is classic, right here.”
The Sixers retired his No. 6 jersey in 1988. He was honored in 1996 as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.