Who? Basketball superstar.
Real? Yes, the tape definitely existed, but it did not circulate publicly.
In January 2004, the New York Post reported that someone had mailed them an hour-long Julius Erving sex tape. (The story is no longer available in the Post‘s online archives.)
The Dr. J video was delivered to PAGE SIX last week as the hoops hall-of-famer, 53, was headed into court again in his divorce from his wife of 31 years, Turquoise.
The tape was apparently shot several years ago. It shows Erving — who went to the NBA finals four times and led the Philadelphia 76ers to a title — in a hotel room wearing a sleeveless undershirt, boxers and metal-framed glasses. The Afro of his early years is gone, and the gray of his later years has yet to arrive.
His co-star is a voluptuous, dark-haired young woman with cinnamon skin wearing a negligee. A radio in the background is playing “Sea of Love” by the Honeydrippers as Erving adjusts the camera. The couple sips white wine and chats inaudibly before the kissing begins and they get naked.
The two unhurriedly run through several positions, including a Kama Sutra-like contortion. At one point on the radio, an early morning weather report of fog is announced for San Jose, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
At the time, Julius Erving was in the middle of a bitter divorce with his wife of 30 years, Turquoise. Julius Erving’s lawyer flat out accused Turquoise Erving’s camp of releasing the Dr. J sex tape. “The decision by his wife’s advisers to release it during their divorce negotiations is disappointing, especially since Mrs. Erving has had it in her possession for all these years.” Turquoise Erving’s main divorce lawyer vehemently denied any involvement, but speculated that some friend or family member might have mailed the tape to the Post.
Neither the Post nor the mysterious mailer ever distributed the video further, so the Julius Erving sex tape has never circulated publicly.