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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not. ---->>>

You can feel the vibes, feel the people pulling for you. ---->>>

But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you've got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us as opposed to us choosing them. ---->>>

With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential. ---->>>

But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration. ---->>>

Goals determine what you're going to be. ---->>>

I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect. ---->>>

I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals. ---->>>

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. ---->>>

Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse. ---->>>

As a kid, I played a lot of one-on-none. ---->>>

If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem. ---->>>

They are taking steps, but they are baby steps. ---->>>

Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain. ---->>>

I pulled the plug on it at a time that I thought was right for me to exit. ---->>>

To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win. ---->>>

When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players. ---->>>

When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think. ---->>>

I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports. ---->>>

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it. ---->>>

In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life. ---->>>

One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life. ---->>>

When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it. ---->>>

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many. ---->>>

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court. ---->>>

I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet. ---->>>

I live my life trying to never appear to be a small man. ---->>>

If you've experienced having control, you don't want to be moved to a subordinate position, if you have your druthers. ---->>>

One of the commitments that I personally have now is to a diverse approach to buying businesses, and the operation of those businesses. ---->>>

Because of the makeup of the NBA, it cannot afford for the public to turn on them. ---->>>

I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life. ---->>>

That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned. ---->>>

Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better. ---->>>

When handling the ball, I always would look for daylight, wherever there was daylight. ---->>>

If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game. ---->>>

There's the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people's lives, things that had really happened. ---->>>

My role models in the business were the older guys on my team when I first got there: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor. These were the guys who took me under their wing, and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about. ---->>>

You know, just in terms of having to have a life on the road, you know, having the celebrity aspect be a burden for my family, friends and extended family. ---->>>

You know, we always tried to rationalize by saying you take the good, you take the upside, you got to deal with the downside, you've to take the downside. ---->>>

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don't remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed. ---->>>

And I continued to grow until I was 25 years old. ---->>>

In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league. ---->>>

I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-22, 1950
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Occupation: Athlete
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Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA) and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season (wikipedia)