Vintage Photo of Julius Erving as a Virginia SquireGreg from DrJStuff.com recently found a cool vintage photo of Julius Erving as a Virginia Squire:
Based on the information in the caption, this photo is from Virginia's 122-115 win over the Kentucky Colonels on November 17, 1972, the second of 13 games in which Erving scored at least 40 points during the 1972-73 season en route to earning his first ABA scoring title with a 31.9 ppg average. Erving's 45 point outburst tied his regular season career-high at that time--early in the second of his 16 professional seasons--but later that season he erupted for 58 points, the first of four times that he scored at least 50 points in a regular season game. As far as I know, the only complete list of Erving's ABA/NBA 40 point games is the one I posted on November 24, 2009.
posted by David Friedman @ 2:33 AM