Dr. J Taken to Hospital

Julius Erving, while watching the Sixers-Pistons game on Friday night from a Wells Fargo Center suite, felt ill and was taken to an area hospital.

The Sixers have released the following statement:

"Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius 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."

Erving, 67, was in attendance to ring the ceremonial bell before the game to commemorate his iconic rock-the-cradle dunk over the Lakers' Michael Cooper 35 years ago to the day.

The Hall of Famer known as "Dr. J" led the Sixers to their 1983 NBA title and played 11 seasons in Philadelphia. Over the last several years, he has remained a presence within the organization.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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