Calvin Murphy is a 5ft 9in retired basketball player who played for Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983. Even though he wasn’t that tall, he was an ace on the court.
Excellent at speed, ball handling skills and an eagle’s eye for the target, he went to become the top-notch defensive player. He was known as the smallest player in the team but still managed to make the NBA All-Rookie team in 1971. Through the course of his career, he scored 17.9 points on an average and he ended his career with a total of 17949 points.
The post season play, he raised the bar by averaging 18.5 points in 51 playoff games. His best ever season was 1977-78 when his average catapulted to 25.6 ppg.
In the year 1979, All-Star retired his jersey number 23.
Today, he is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is the host for ESPN Radio’s “Calvin Murphy Show”.
Murphy is a recipient of the Connecticut Sportswriters Gold Key Award.