Julius Erving is not just the legendary “Dr. J,” but you could also call him the father of the slam dunk. While he certainly wasn’t the first player to slam one down, his trademark “Tomahawk Dunk” and his tremendous leaping ability helped make the dunk the most exciting play in basketball. Born in New York, The Doctor spent two dominating years at the University of Massachusetts before signing with the Virginia Squires of the now-defunct American Basketball Association. Although the ABA ultimately failed and was partially absorbed by the NBA, Dr. J gave that league respectability and turned on a new generation of fans to the sport of basketball. In the NBA, Julius Erving starred for the Philadelphia 76ers and ended his career with more than 30,000 combined points in the two leagues. A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Dr. J will always be remembered for being one of the few players who could take off from the foal line and dunk the ball.
Although he’s been retired from basketball for more than 20 years, Dr. J still enjoys instant name recognition around the world. If you want a Julius Erving speaker appearance or Dr. J endorsement, contact TSE today and we’ll get the ball rolling for you.
**Julius Erving Speaker**
A Julius Erving speaker appearance will not only entertain an audience, it will also impart some of Dr. J’s wisdom. One of his favorite sayings is, “Respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” Dr. J has both, and he is sure to be a hit as a speaker at your next event.
**Julius Erving Appearance**
Dr. J and Larry Bird are responsible for the success of one of the earliest video game hits, as Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One was a big seller in the 1980s. Other video games featuring Julius Erving appearances also proved to be very successful.
**Julius Erving Endorsement**
Dr. J was one of the first basketball players to covert his popularity into commercial endorsements. The most famous Julius Erving endorsement was with Converse shoes, and he also had deals with Coke, Saks Incorporated and The Sports Authority.
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