Julius Erving is a renowned retired American basketball player who played a great part in popularizing the modern style of play which emphasizes playing and leaping above the rim. He was the best-known player in the league of the American Basketball Association (ABA) when it merged with National Basketball Association (NBA). Currently, he is a coach of Tri-State of the BIG3. Here are the complete details about the career, biography and the net worth of Julius Erving in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Julius Erving was born on 22nd February in the year 1950 in East Meadow, New York and got raised at Roosevelt, New York from the age of 13 years. He got born to his parents known as Julius Erving Senior together with his mother known as Callie Mar Erving. In addition to this, he also has two siblings known as Marvin Erving who is his brother and his sister known as Alexis Erving.
He commenced playing basketball at a very young age in which he got much interest in playing this game. He joined Roosevelt High School. After this, he then joined the University of Massachusetts in the year 1968 and played college basketball. He also got an honorary doctorate from the same university.
Julius Erving tied knots with Turquoise Erving in the year 1972 who they had been married for a long period of time though they later divorced in the year 2003 and they had four children together. He was also reported to be in some affairs with Samantha Stevenson in 1979. Later, Julius tied knots with Dorys Madden in the year 2008. He has a total of nine children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Julius Erving commenced his career through playing for the Virginia Squires after his graduation. He then signed an agreement with the Atlanta Hawks after gaining some interests in the team. He also got much success with playing with the New York Nets after joining this team in the year 1972. He then got signed with the Philadelphia 76ers through a contract worth 3 million. He then later surprised many after announcing his retirement in the year 1987 with his absence being felt as he retired at the peak of his career.
After retiring from his professional career in basketball playing, he then became a television analyst in which he covered several basketball games. He was also featured in an NBC film known as The Fish That Saved Pittsburg. He then retired from broadcasting after many years and is now featured occasionally in television.
Net Worth & Earnings
Julius Erving has an estimated net worth of $34 million. This is from the earnings he has made in his fortunate careers. His participation in the basketball playing contributed highly to his net worth in which he was one of the best players during his time and hence was limelight to many teams.
Julius Erving cannot be forgotten in the basketball hall of fame following the main contribution he has had in NBA in which he was one of the pioneers which came from ABA. In his career, he managed to remain healthy and escaped several injuries before retiring.