Julius Erving blames lack of oral sex for fathering tennis player Alexandra Stevenson

erving-daughterJulius Erving wouldn’t have fathered tennis player Alexandra Stevenson, 32, if her mother hadn’t gotten braces on her teeth, the Hall of Fame basketball player writes in his new autobiography, “Dr. J.”

The hotly anticipated book is supposed to be under lock and key until its official publication on Tuesday, however Richard Johnson from PageSix found a copy in a bookstore.

Erving tells how he met Samantha Stevenson – whom he describes on the page as “a smart single woman – a pretty white girl, a bit of a hippie giving off a vibe of availability” – in 1978 when she was covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Sport magazine.

“She becomes someone who helps me unwind if I’m feeling high-strung or stressed. I can drive over and spend a relaxing evening that might even include oral sex,” Erving writes.

“I can only remember one time that we actually had intercourse, and that was because she had just gotten this new orthodontia to straighten her teeth. With wire and gleaming metal bristling in her mouth, oral sex was not an option.”

However, Erving felt terrible in 1999 when his and Samantha’s out-of-wedlock daughter – playing in the semifinals at Wimbledon – was caught in a media firestorm over her famous father.

“I’ve paid a terrible price for my sins and there is some justice in that. But should Alexandra have had to pay a price? What sin did she commit?” Erving asked.

Erving, a 16-time NBA All-Star won an NBA MVP title in 1981, and led the Philadelphia 76ers to four NBA Finals in seven years, eventually winning the NBA title in 1983.

Erving retired in 1987 at the age of 37, and in 1993 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

In 1994, Erving was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.

Erving played in 836 NBA games, averaging 22 ppg, 6.7 rpg in 34.3 minutes per game. In ABA, Erving averaged 28.7 ppg, 12 rpg in 40.7 minutes of playing time in 407 games.

In total, Erving played in 1243 games (NBA-ABA), averaging 24.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg.


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