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THE LEGEND - Calvin Murphy MIX by MISIEK
THE LEGEND - Calvin Murphy MIX by MISIEK
Published: 2008/11/04
Channel: TheKingMisiek
Calvin Murphy (42 points) vs Spurs, 1981 WCSF game7, highlights
Calvin Murphy (42 points) vs Spurs, 1981 WCSF game7, highlights
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: BasketballJones48021
Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy
Published: 2011/09/27
Channel: allsportswny
Calvin Murphy - Murphy
Calvin Murphy - Murphy's Law
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Veoshock !
Red on Roundball: Dexterity/Dribbling
Red on Roundball: Dexterity/Dribbling
Published: 2009/05/30
Channel: crudalex
Calvin Murphy on Pistol Pete Maravich
Calvin Murphy on Pistol Pete Maravich
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: OfficialHoophall
NBA HOF Calvin Murphy says Delonte did smash Lebron
NBA HOF Calvin Murphy says Delonte did smash Lebron's Mom
Published: 2010/05/20
Channel: jungleOFconcrete
The NBA Player Who Had 14 CHILDREN! - The Most in NBA History
The NBA Player Who Had 14 CHILDREN! - The Most in NBA History
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Andy Hoops
Calvin Murphy (16pts/Incredible Shooting) vs. Celtics (1981 Finals) (Game 1)
Calvin Murphy (16pts/Incredible Shooting) vs. Celtics (1981 Finals) (Game 1)
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: LamarMatic
50 year old Oscar Robertson beats Cazzie Russell and Calvin Murphy in H-O-R-S-E
50 year old Oscar Robertson beats Cazzie Russell and Calvin Murphy in H-O-R-S-E
Published: 2015/08/23
Channel: Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Calvin Murphy Tribute Shooter
Calvin Murphy Tribute Shooter
Published: 2011/05/06
Channel: toneflinski
Calvin Murphy (29pts/10asts) vs Lakers, 1981 WC 1st Round game2, highlights
Calvin Murphy (29pts/10asts) vs Lakers, 1981 WC 1st Round game2, highlights
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: BasketballJones48021
Calvin Murphy tees off on Damian Lillard for Beverley criticism
Calvin Murphy tees off on Damian Lillard for Beverley criticism
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: RocketsRed
Calvin Murphy Baton Twirling Championship
Calvin Murphy Baton Twirling Championship
Published: 2013/07/31
Channel: Gamezero005
Calvin Murphy On Sports Sunday
Calvin Murphy On Sports Sunday
Published: 2008/02/18
Channel: KPRCLocal2Sports
Calvin Murphy - 60 Days of Summer 2015
Calvin Murphy - 60 Days of Summer 2015
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: OfficialHoophall
If A Letter Could Bring My Son Back I Would Run To D.C. To Get It | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
If A Letter Could Bring My Son Back I Would Run To D.C. To Get It | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: MSNBC
NBA Legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Calvin Murphy Public Appearance
NBA Legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Calvin Murphy Public Appearance
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: dr34mshake
Calvin J. Murphy
Calvin J. Murphy's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: OfficialHoophall
The Best of Bill & Calvin Murphy
The Best of Bill & Calvin Murphy
Published: 2015/01/12
Channel: Bill Doleman Sports
Calvin Murphy Says Rumors About Lebron James Mom & Delonte West are True
Calvin Murphy Says Rumors About Lebron James Mom & Delonte West are True
Published: 2010/05/20
Channel: BlkSportsOnline
Houston Rockets Calvin Murphy Feature
Houston Rockets Calvin Murphy Feature
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: Robert Land
Calvin Murphy calls Kostas Papanikolaou "Papadoppalaou"
Calvin Murphy calls Kostas Papanikolaou "Papadoppalaou"
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
Calvin Murphy " The Road Back"  The Calvin Murphy Story
Calvin Murphy " The Road Back" The Calvin Murphy Story
Published: 2008/08/12
Channel: jstarrtvproductions
Gold Star family shares their pain
Gold Star family shares their pain
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: CNN
Gold Star family: parents Sheila & Calvin Murphy of fallen US soldier Etienne Murphy
Gold Star family: parents Sheila & Calvin Murphy of fallen US soldier Etienne Murphy
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Jeffrey Guterman
Calvin Murphy Jinxes Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Calvin Murphy Jinxes Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Published: 2010/12/30
Channel: LamarMatic
Calvin Murphy returns to the Rockets
Calvin Murphy returns to the Rockets
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: Kim Davis
Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Videos EWS
Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy
Published: 2007/06/11
Channel: Video Watcher
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh's #1 R&B Band House of Soul Drummer Calvin Murphy
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: Kayla Murphy
All Time Rockets pt2... Calvin Murphy and more!!
All Time Rockets pt2... Calvin Murphy and more!!
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: King Allen
Calvin Murphy - Vintage NBA (Castellano)
Calvin Murphy - Vintage NBA (Castellano)
Published: 2013/03/15
Channel: alexnota
NBA 2K15 - Dale Ellis, Calvin Murphy & Steve Smith - Ultimate Legends Roster Update 17
NBA 2K15 - Dale Ellis, Calvin Murphy & Steve Smith - Ultimate Legends Roster Update 17
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: Brian "FranchisePlay" Mazique - Sports & Video Games
Calvin Murphy Former Houston Rocket In His Yellow Duds
Calvin Murphy Former Houston Rocket In His Yellow Duds
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: bbew Ecurb
Calvin Murphy Dorsey High Class of 2012
Calvin Murphy Dorsey High Class of 2012
Published: 2011/07/11
Channel: utrhighlightvideos
Purple Eagles Weekly Ep. 4: Calvin Murphy
Purple Eagles Weekly Ep. 4: Calvin Murphy
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: NiagaraPE
Calvin Murphy on Rockets 113-110 loss to Miami Heat
Calvin Murphy on Rockets 113-110 loss to Miami Heat
Published: 2012/11/13
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
Calvin Murphy Bball Clinic @ Niagara U. 2012-06-23
Calvin Murphy Bball Clinic @ Niagara U. 2012-06-23
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: Michael Wright
Sports Off Center w/ Craig Roberts: CALVIN MURPHY + 2 HOFers
Sports Off Center w/ Craig Roberts: CALVIN MURPHY + 2 HOFers
Published: 2007/08/02
Channel: SportsOffCenter
Calvin Murphy Whips Lung Cancer
Calvin Murphy Whips Lung Cancer
Published: 2014/10/04
Channel: Angel Price
Moses Malone, Antoine Walker, & Calvin Murphy NBA AllStarWeekend
Moses Malone, Antoine Walker, & Calvin Murphy NBA AllStarWeekend
Published: 2015/10/02
Channel: New Generations 2.0
Auh Knows -- Calvin Murphy
Auh Knows -- Calvin Murphy
Published: 2012/02/08
Channel: TeachTeachAuh
Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy
Published: 2014/08/14
Channel: Prostate On-Site Project
Know Your Norse Men
Know Your Norse Men's Soccer 2017: Calvin Murphy
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: NKU Norse
CALVIN MURPHY FOOD DRIVE
CALVIN MURPHY FOOD DRIVE
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Nixxonit M.
Calvin Murphy Pregame Rockets Mavericks Game 2
Calvin Murphy Pregame Rockets Mavericks Game 2
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: bralph82
motorcycle accident attorneys - Calvin Murphy
motorcycle accident attorneys - Calvin Murphy
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Calvin Murphy
creditcards - Calvin Murphy
creditcards - Calvin Murphy
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy Pregame Rockets Mavericks Game 2 [2]
Calvin Murphy Pregame Rockets Mavericks Game 2 [2]
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: bralph82
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Calvin Murphy
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Murphy in 2008
Personal information
Born (1948-05-09) May 9, 1948 (age 69)
Norwalk, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Norwalk (Norwalk, Connecticut)
College Niagara (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career 1970–1983
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 23
Career history
19701983 San Diego / Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 17,949 (17.9 ppg)
Assists 4,402 (4.4 apg)
Steals 1,165 (1.5 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Calvin Jerome Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970 to 1983, and is a current member of the Houston Rockets' Root Sports TV broadcast team. Standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), Murphy has the distinction of being the shortest NBA player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and to play in an NBA All-Star Game (the latter since tied by Isaiah Thomas in 2016).

Early years[edit]

Before basketball, Calvin Murphy was a world-class baton twirler. He says he was "bullied into it" as his mother and all six of her sisters were twirlers.[1] As an 8th grader, in 1963, he won a national championship in baton twirling.[2] His reputation as a twirler earned him invitations to perform at major sporting events and the 1964 New York World's Fair.[3] In 1977, at the height of his basketball career in Houston, Murphy won the Texas State Men's Twirling Championship.[1]

He played basketball for Norwalk High School, where he was All-State three times and All-America twice. He is a member of the Connecticut Coaches Association Hall of Fame and a Connecticut Sportswriters Gold Key Award winner.[2] Norwalk High School's address is now 23 Calvin Murphy Rd. in his honor.[3]

College (1967–1970)[edit]

Murphy attended Niagara University, where he was a three-time All-American. He scored 2,548 points in 77 games (33.1 points per game).[2]

One of his best games was a 68-point outing against Syracuse University at Niagara's Gallagher Center.[4] In 1970, he led Niagara to the NCAA tournament and advanced to the second round, where they lost to Villanova. During his career he was famous for being one of "The Three M's", along with Pete Maravich and Rick Mount, both of whom were NCAA Men's Division I Basketball All-Americans at the same time as Murphy.

Murphy is a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.[5]

NBA (1970–1983)[edit]

Murphy was drafted by the San Diego Rockets (now the Houston Rockets) as the first pick in the second round (18th overall) of the 1970 NBA draft. In his first season, Murphy was nominated to the NBA All-Rookie team. A diminutive guard at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm), Murphy was known for his quickness and defensive ability.[2]

Murphy was one of the best free-throw shooters ever, setting NBA records for most consecutive free throws made and for the highest free throw percentage in a single season (1980–1981). Both records have since been broken. He set many other records within the Rockets organization, including that of all-time leading scorer until that record was broken in 1994 by Hakeem Olajuwon. The Rockets made it to the NBA Finals in 1981, losing to the Boston Celtics in six games. After retiring from the NBA in 1983, Calvin Murphy was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.[2]

Post-NBA life[edit]

After retirement, Murphy continued to work for the Rockets organization in numerous roles, mainly as television analyst for Rockets games. He is currently the halftime and post-game analyst for local Rockets broadcasts.[2]

Murphy is confirmed to have fathered fourteen children by nine different women.[6] In 2004, he faced trial in Houston for sexually abusing five of his daughters. He was acquitted of these charges in December of that year.[6]

He hosted "The Calvin Murphy Show" on ESPN Radio's Houston affiliate from 2007 until its cancellation in January 2010.[7][8]

Statistics and accomplishments[edit]

  • Inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Jersey #23 retired by the Houston Rockets
  • Second highest Free Throw Percentage in a Season – 206 of 215 (95.8%) in 1980–81
  • NBA Consecutive Free Throws Made – 3rd, 78 (December 27, 1980 – February 28, 1981) [9]
  • NBA All-Rookie Team: 1971
  • NBA All-Star Team: 1979
  • Games played; 1,002
  • Career points: 17,949 (17.9 points per game)
  • Career steals: 1,165
  • Career assists: 4,402 (4.4 apg)
  • Career high points: 57 (against New Jersey Nets- March 18, 1978)
  • Career playoff high: 42 (against San Antonio Spurs- April 17, 1981)
  • 1000-point seasons: 11

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1970–71 San Diego 82 24.6 .458 .820 3.0 4.0 15.8
1971–72 Houston 82 31.0 .455 .890 3.1 4.8 18.2
1972–73 Houston 77 22.0 .465 .888 1.9 3.4 13.0
1973–74 Houston 81 36.1 .522 .868 2.3 7.4 1.9 0.0 20.4
1974–75 Houston 78 32.2 .484 .883 2.2 4.9 1.6 0.1 18.7
1975–76 Houston 82 36.5 .493 .907 2.5 7.3 1.8 0.1 21.0
1976–77 Houston 82 33.7 .490 .886 2.1 4.7 1.8 0.1 17.9
1977–78 Houston 76 38.2 .491 .918 2.2 3.4 1.5 0.0 25.6
1978–79 Houston 82 35.9 .496 .928 2.1 4.3 1.4 0.1 20.2
1979–80 Houston 76 35.2 .493 .040 .897 2.0 3.9 1.9 0.1 20.0
1980–81 Houston 76 26.5 .492 .235 .958 1.1 2.9 1.5 0.1 16.7
1981–82 Houston 64 0 18.8 .427 .063 .909 1.0 2.5 0.7 0.0 10.2
1982–83 Houston 64 0 22.2 .447 .286 .920 1.2 2.5 0.9 0.1 12.8
Career 1,002 30.5 .482 .139 .892 2.1 4.4 1.5 0.1 17.9
All-Star 1 0 15.0 .600 1.0 5.0 2.0 0.0 6.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1975 Houston 8 38.1 .462 .895 2.4 5.6 1.8 0.1 24.4
1977 Houston 12 35.0 .479 .933 1.6 6.3 1.6 0.2 19.3
1979 Houston 2 36.5 .290 .889 1.5 3.0 4.0 0.5 13.0
1980 Houston 7 37.9 .537 .500 1.000 1.4 3.7 1.6 0.0 18.7
1981 Houston 19 28.4 .495 .286 .967 1.3 3.0 1.4 0.0 18.1
1982 Houston 3 19.0 .227 .000 .875 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 5.7
Career 51 32.5 .475 .286 .932 1.5 4.2 1.5 0.1 18.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Untitled news brief". TIME Magazine. August 15, 1977. Retrieved October 26, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NBA Biography". Retrieved October 25, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Yantz, Tom. "105 points, for those keeping score". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on October 28, 2007. Retrieved October 26, 2007. 
  4. ^ Calvin Murphy Niagara All American
  5. ^ http://ualr.edu/greeklife/index.php/home/nphc-fraternities/iota-phi-theta/
  6. ^ a b "The Day After The Verdict: Calvin Murphy Talks". click2houston.com. December 7, 2004. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Texas Southern fires coach". SI.com. July 19, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2007. 
  8. ^ Barron, David (January 28, 2010). "97.5 axes Murphy's talk show". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ Free Throw Streaks

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