Julius Erving Crawdaddy Magazine 1977 Signed Autograph. Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA), and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Magazine has been autographed on the front by Julius Erving. Magazine and autograph are in very good condition!