Published On: Sat, Jan 6th, 2018

Julius Erving Rushed To Hospital During Philadelphia 76ers Game, Fans React To Dr. J’s Health Scare

Julius Erving was rushed to the hospital

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 seemed to be fine earlier in the evening. Julius even rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where the Sixers beat the Pistons 114-78. According to a report by Philadelphia’s NBC 10, Julius Erving was taken out of a suite at the Wells Fargo Center in a wheelchair during the game.

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Julius Erving Rushed To Hospital During Philadelphia 76ers Game, Fans React To Dr. J’s Health Scare