Birth Name: Julius Winfield Erving II
Place of Birth: East Meadow, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 22, 1950
Julius Erving is an American basketball player. He helped popularize the modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim. He is nicknamed “Dr J.” He played the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Julius is married to Dorýs Madden. He has four children with his former wife Turquoise Erving; a daughter, professional tennis player Alexandra Stevenson, with his former partner, sportswriter Samantha Stevenson; and four children with Dorýs. He was a cousin of economist and commentator Walter E. Williams.
Julius’ paternal grandfather was named David Erving. David was born in South Carolina.
Julius’ paternal grandmother was named Sallie May Williams. Sallie was born in South Carolina.
Julius’ maternal grandfather was Gilbert Abney (the son of Phillip Abney and Lucinda Davis). Gilbert was born in South Carolina. Phillip was the son of Lewis Abney and Harriet.
Julius’ maternal grandmother was Bertha Daniel (the daughter of Joseph Daniels and Nettie Bryant). Bertha was born in South Carolina.