Data Provided By In 1975, the greatest player in Niagara basketball history was inducted into the Purple Eagle’s Hall of Fame. But I could dunk the ball, and I did all right." As a senior, he averaged 40.3 points per game. 3 overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009. Not only was he the shortest player to ever enter in the Dunk Contest, he also won.

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The theory now is that the Cavaliers' disappointing play in Games 4, 5 and 6 of  their second-round playoff series with the Boston Celtics was due to James' discovery of the affair immediately prior to Game 4. Do you have a sports website?

At Norwalk High School, Murphy was a three-time All-Stater and two-time All-American.

Murphy was best in the post-season.

Keep track as teams announce their new uniform designs. Standing 5’9” at a muscular 165 pounds, Murphy had a jump shot that one Houston journalist described as “soft as cotton puffs in a wastebasket.”  The greatest player in the history of Niagara University was almost as big an attraction as Niagara Falls. Murphy performed at the New York World’s Fair and was a national champion. The Associated PressThe last time, prior to Wednesday, that the Orange had scored 100 points in regulation and lost, this guy, Calvin Murphy, torched … As a freshman, he averaged 49 points. “I threw it up off the backboard, grabbed it with two hands and dunked it,” he later recalled. People said I’d never make it to the NBA. His first dish, which resulted in a Clint Capela dunk five minutes into the game, marked the 4,403rd of Harden’s Houston career, passing team icon Calvin Murphy for the top spot. An offensive penetrator with a sprint-and-stop jumper, Murphy may be the best “little man” in basketball history.

From 1967 to 1970, Murphy scored 2,548 points in 77 games at Niagara, still a school record.

Just 5’8”, Murphy’s hands were too small to palm the basketball. And Harden has totaled 4,944 overall since being drafted No. Calvin Murphy []. It's Chicago 3/2, Cleveland 5/4, Miami 15/2, New Jersey 5/1 and New York 5/2 (as of Thursday). Murphy was unstoppable. Calvin Murphy was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1993 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. The Buffalo Braves were entering their first NBA season in 1970, and western New Yorkers were furious when the Braves passed on Niagara’s Murphy to take John Hummer with the 15th overall pick.

While James' lawyers initially denied the rumors, first reported by sports gossip blog, the affair was confirmed (or at least, sourced) by former Houston Rocket Hall-of-Famer Calvin Murphy Wednesday on Houston's own 97.5 ESPN affiliate radio station. While at Niagara, he performed during halftime of Buffalo Bills games. "They said I was too short to play in high school," he says. Click Season link for player's season game log, College Basketball at, Scores from any date in BAA/NBA or ABA history.

After his senior high school season, Murphy went to the Dapper Dan Classic in Pittsburgh, where …

The chaotic start to EuroLeague prompted Milan coach Ettore Messina on Monday to call for suspending the season. In 1980-81, he set records for most consecutive free throws made [78, broken by Micheal Williams in 1993, with 97] and highest single-season percentage [.958, broken by Jose Calderon’s .9805 in 2008-09].

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The quicksilver guard could do it all:  dribble, distribute, defend and score. It was not the most he ever scored, however. Listen to the Calvin Murphy interview here: Lebron James goes in for the slam dunk, leaving Delonte West to hit the floor back when they were on different teams. Or write about sports?

Instead, fans remember watching him soar while wearing Atlanta jerseys and the time he became the shortest player to win a slam dunk contest, which he did in 1986. Murphy’s number 23 has been retired by Norwalk High, and the school address is now 23 Calvin Murphy Road in his honor. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, May 9, 1948, Calvin Jerome Murphy was a basketball legend.

Lewis, one of the draft's youngest point guard prospects, has seen his stock rise thanks to his speed and scoring ability. As a senior, he averaged more than 33 points a game and led the Purple Eagles to 20 wins and their first-ever NCAA tournament berth.

The Rockets were entering their fourth and final season in San Diego when they selected Murphy with the first pick of the second round [18th overall] in the 1970 NBA Draft, one spot ahead of Nate “Tiny” Archibald, another diminutive guard and hall-of-famer.

At the Allentown Classic, he tallied 66 points and was again named MVP. At the Dapper Dan Classic in Pittsburgh, Murphy scored 37 points and was named MVP. Do you have a blog? “Murph” scored over 1,000 points in 11 straight seasons and was automatic from the free throw line.

The Houston Rockets retired Mr. Murphy’s number 23 in March 1984. At the Allentown Classic, he tallied 66 points and was again named MVP.

Murphy’s number 23 has been retired by Norwalk High, and the school address is now 23 Calvin Murphy Road in his honor. When he was a boy people must have thought Murphy's career should be twirling, not basketball. He led the league in assists during the 2016-17 season, handing out 11.2 per game.

In 1981, Murphy led the Rockets to the NBA Finals, where they lost to Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics in six games.

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After playing in all 82 games and averaging better than 15 points per contest, Murphy was named to the 1971 NBA All-Rookie Team. Daily Dose Sports Publications © All rights reserved. On Monday, the Sixers lifted the curtain on the Daryl Morey era.