The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

5. Julius Erving

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1986-1987): 8x All-Star, 1x MVP, 5x All-NBA, 1x Champion
Team(s): 76ers
Stats (1979-1980 - 1986-1987): 22.0 PPG 6.4 RPG 3.8 APG 1.8 SPG 1.6 BPG
'80s Highlights

The good doctor not only ran shit during the '70s, he also ran shit during the '80s. He did things on the basketball court that have yet to be duplicated. Dr. J was the reason the ABA and NBA merged. Just look at his line during the '80s, the Doc did it all and he did it with class too. The only person to rival his hang time was Jordan. He seemingly mocked the laws of physics with each dunk and layup. His battles with Larry Bird and the Celtics are legendary.

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