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    Hall of Famer Julius Erving falls ill during Sixers game, taken to hospital for evaluation

    Jan 6, 2018
    Julius Erving, seen in this file photo during Kobe Bryant's last game in Philadelphia, will be released from the hospital after evaluation. AP

    PHILADELPHIA — Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at the Philadelphia 76ers' game Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) and was taken to a hospital.

    There was no immediate update on his condition.

    "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," said a statement on behalf of Erving's management team and the Sixers.

    Erving, 67, attended the game and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known as "Dr. J" was honored by the team to mark 35 years since he threw down his famous cradle dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Erving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP.

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    Julius Erving, seen in this file photo during Kobe Bryant's last game in Philadelphia, will be released from the hospital after evaluation. AP
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