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Julius "Dr. J" Erving was not only the "face" of the ABA, he was the "hair" of the ABA.
When he dunked over a helpless opponent, it seemed that his afro was in on the action with some serious intimidation. And, who could forget Erving's afro flowing backwards during his famous "free-throw line" dunk at the 1976 ABA All-Star game?
Erving's afro made him one of the most recognizable sports stars of the 1970's. Sadly, when his pro career continued after the merger with the NBA Philadelphia 76ers, his 'fro gradually diminished in size. Eventually it disappeared entirely, making his "rebel" ABA days only a fond memory.
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