Message from Mr. Erving's Management Team: Mr. Erving has been released from the hospital after a comprehensive medical evaluation. He's expected to make a full recovery and sincerely thanks all of his friends and fans for their well wishes and prayers.— Julius Dr J Erving (@JuliusErving) January 6, 2018
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 most recent NBA championship in 1983 and was the 1981 NBA MVP.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.