Julius Erving, the legendary NBA Hall of Fame basketball player known as Dr. J, has been hospitalized following a medical scare. Erving, 67, became ill while attending a Philadelphia 76ers game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and was rushed to the hospital, according to ESPN. There is no update on Dr. J's condition, but a statement was released by the basketball icon's management team.
"Mr. Erving fell ill at tonight's game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation."
Julius Erving spent 11 years with the Philadelphia 76ers and was the NBA's MVP in 1981 before leading the team them to a 1982-83 NBA title. In all, Dr. J. won four MVP awards and three championships in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association while playing for the Virginia Squires, the New York Nets, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Julius Erving was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1993.