it was erik
friend from ny called him nickname while playing pickup game because of the way he operated with the ball.
erve which in latin is known as a fellow guardian angel over jeruslam which is irrelivant but thought it may help you towards your goals in this intresting question.
Julius Erving went by the nickname Dr. J.
Julius Erving's nickname is "Dr. J".
I've heard that they were a little over eleven inches from wrist to fingertip, and pretty much swallowed other people's hands like a whale.
Dr. J or The Doctor.
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was his real name and his nickname is Caligula