Julius Erving to star on NBC’s “The Office”

erving-sixersBasketball Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving is slated to make a guest appearance as himself on NBC’s comedy The Office.

According to reports from Entertainment Weekly, the episode that will air on January 17th and features Dr. J as an investor in a sports marketing business that Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) is attempting to launch in Philadelphia.

This is not the basketball legend’s first dabble into acting after landing a small role as the minister in Lifetime’s remake of Steel Magnolias.

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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