Julius Erving ‘Rocks The Baby,’ Puts Lakers to Sleep With Big Dunk in 1983 (Video)


Editor’s note: The 2011-12 NBA season was supposed to tip off Nov. 1. With no games to watch, NESN.com will help fill the void by posting a dunk video every day until the lockout ends.

Although he retired in 1987, Julius Erving is still one of the most exciting players to ever play in the NBA.

More commonly known as “Dr. J,” Erving won two titles in the ABA before the league merged with the NBA. He won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983.

The UMass grad helped change the game with his incredible leaping ability, dunking over just about anyone who got in his way — including Michael Cooper in the 1983 NBA Finals.

Check out this move he pulled on the Lakers in the video below.

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