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After being taken to a local hospital after falling ill at a Philadelphia 76ers game Friday night, Hall of Famer Julius Erving was released Saturday.
In a statement released by his management team on behalf of “The Doctor,” it reported on his Twitter account that Erving is expected to make a full recovery.
Message from Mr. Erving’s Management Team: Mr. Erving has been released from the hospital after a comprehensive medical evaluation. He’s expected to make a full recovery and sincerely thanks all of his friends and fans for their well wishes and prayers.
— Julius Dr J Erving (@JuliusErving) January 6, 2018
Erving’s management team did not provide further details.
The 67-year-old attended the game Friday night and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before the game against the Detroit Pistons tipped off. The high-flying Erving, known for his flamboyant playing style that earned him such nicknames as the aforementioned “The Doctor” and “Dr. J,” was honored by the 76ers before the game Friday night to mark the 35-year anniversary of his spectacular cradle dunk over Michael Cooper the Los Angeles Lakers at The Spectrum.
Erving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA Most Valuable Player.