Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving released from hospital

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 07, 2018 08:11 AM
Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving released from hospital
FILE - PHILADELPHIA,PA - NOVEMBER 21: NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers rings the liberty bell prior to the game against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on November 21, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Famer Julius Erving has been released from a hospital after he became ill at a Philadelphia 76ers’ game.

Erving’s management team said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that Erving had undergone a comprehensive medical evaluation and was expected to make a full recovery.

They did not provide further details.

The 67-year-old attended the game Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known as “Dr. J” was honored by the team to mark 35 years since he threw down his famous cradle dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Erving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP.

In the statement, Erving thanked his friends and fans for their well wishes and prayers.

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