Oh, and Calvin Murphy, who played his high school basketball at Norwalk in Connecticut, didn't play for Buffalo. He went to Niagara.
You are correct, Sir. At least I had the Metro area right!
Interesting long story made short:
In the Spring of 1968 I was one of a dinner party of five prior to a speech given that evening at Grove City College. The other four were Bob Richards, a PR rep from General Mills (Wheaties
), Myron Cope, and my father-in-law.
Turned out Cope was interviewing Richards for a future feature story in SI (which I link to here
). Among the chit-chat about modern equipment (e.g., fiberglass poles) and the modern athlete I brought up Calvin Murphy being able to dunk a baskerball. Richards insisted that I was crazy, maintaining that no man of such short stature could do that!
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