In Julius Erving's new autobiography he tells all, including how a woman having braces on her teeth led to the contraception of their child.
The book, simply titled "Dr. J" touches on many topics, including Erving fathering a child out of wedlock with journalist Samantha Stevenson, who gave birth to Alexandra Stevenson, who famously went on to a pro tennis career. In his book, the Doctor talks about his relationship with Samantha, who he describes as a hippie, and says he would sometimes visit her for oral sex.
One time he went to see for this deed, but she had just had new braces put on her teeth, so their compromise was to have actual intercourse. Erving says this is the only time he can remember having relations with Stevenson, and deduces that this must have been when Alexandra was conceived. This is sounding like a "tell all" book indeed.
Erving tells how he met Samantha Stevenson — whom he describes on the page as “a smart single woman — a pretty white girl, a bit of a hippie giving off a vibe of availability” — in 1978 when she was covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Sport magazine.
“She becomes someone who helps me unwind if I’m feeling high-strung or stressed. I can drive over and spend a relaxing evening that might even include oral sex,” Erving writes. “I can only remember one time that we actually had intercourse, and that was because she had just gotten this new orthodontia to straighten her teeth. With wire and gleaming metal bristling in her mouth, oral sex was not an option.”