Calvin Murphy came to the NBA from Niagara, not exactly a basketball hot spot.
And at just 5-9, you’d think Murphy would have been at a major disadvantage, but he more than held his own. And actually did much more than that.
One of Murphy’s surprise talents was baton twirling. He was world-class and that’s no joke.
And it helped him in unexpected ways as Sidney Wicks found out.
Wicks, a 6-9 forward, may have thought he would have an easy time in a fight with Murphy.
Murphy hit him so many times so fast that Wicks gave up pretty quickly.
He didn’t get many challenges after that.
Watch this video and check out how many of his baskets here come near the basket. Keep in mind that he’s 5-9.
He pretty much got whatever he wanted on the court.