Tag: Julius Erving

17 Times Entertainment History Was Made at Nassau Coliseum

Not until the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum closed for more than a year to undergo extensive renovations did many Long Islanders realize how much they had taken the Uniondale arena for granted.

Roosevelt Street Renamed After NBA Star Julius Erving

Erving was born in Hempstead and later starred for Roosevelt High School before returning to LI as the star of the New York Nets.

Julius Erving and the Nets’ Glory Days on Long Island

A look at Julius "Dr. J" Erving, who began his stellar career when he was 12 playing for the Salvation Army team in Hempstead