The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

10. Julius Erving

"Official" position: Small Forward
Other position(s) played: Shooting Guard
Career years: (1976-1987)
Career stats: 22.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.8 SPG, 1.5 BPG
Accolades: 1981 NBA MVP, 1x NBA Champion, 11x NBA All-Star, 5x All-NBA First Team, 2x All-NBA Second Team

Julius Erving's legacy might be even stronger if more footage existed of his ABA days. Dr. J was handed the responsibility of guarding the other team's best player for 40-plus minutes every night, regardless of position. The Doctor finsihed his NBA career averaging 1.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. He is, of course, remembered too as the innovator of the dunk as a legitimate offensive weapon, but there was certainly more to his game than that. His athleticism made Erving a threat from outside, as indicated by his NBA lifetime .507 shooting percentage.

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