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Encyclopedia > Earl Boykins
Earl Boykins
Position Point guard
Nickname Earl the Squirrel[1]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 133 lb (60 kg)
Team Milwaukee Bucks
Nationality USA
Born June 2, 1976 (1976-06-02) (age 31)
Flag of Ohio Cleveland, Ohio
College Eastern Michigan
Draft Not drafted
Pro career 1999–present
Former teams New Jersey Nets (1999)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1999, 2000)
Orlando Magic (1999)
Los Angeles Clippers (2001–2002)
Golden State Warriors (2002–2003)
Denver Nuggets (2003–2007)
Awards 1998 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award[2]

Earl Antoine Boykins (born June 2, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in named in honor of James Naismiths daughter-in-law. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...

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College career

He played collegiately at Eastern Michigan University from 1995 to 1998. He earned All-Mid-American Conference first team honors in his junior and senior year. During his senior year, Earl was second in the NCAA with 26.8 ppg. He holds the career record for assists at his alma mater. Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ...


NBA career

Boykins has played in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, and Milwaukee Bucks. He also spent two years in the CBA, where he played for the Rockford Lightning. At 5'5" (1.65 m), Boykins is the shortest active NBA player and the second shortest player in NBA history behind Muggsy Bogues, who was 5'3" (1.60 m). Earl Boykins weighs only 133 pounds (60 kg) but according to various sources he can bench press up to 315 pounds (143 kg).[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Rockford Lightning are a basketball team that played in the Continental Basketball Association. ... Tyrone Curtis Muggsy Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...


After bouncing around with various teams around the league in a limited reserve role for his first five years in the NBA, Boykins finally earned a guaranteed contract with the Denver Nuggets in 2004. Boykins's role is typically to come off the bench to inject energy into his team's offense. He is one of the quickest guards in the league, and pairs this with a very fast shooting motion, which allows him to get shots off against much taller defenders.


Boykins' NBA career has solidified in recent years in part due to the recent change in rules allowing some forms of zone defense. Boykins's teams had feared playing Boykins, because opponents could exploit his size by trying to post him up. But with the gradual increase in the use of modified zone defenses in the last few years, fewer situations arise where Boykins is isolated alone defending a taller player in the painted area. Moreover, since few point guards in the league have polished post-up moves as part of their offensive repertoire, opposing teams are generally reluctant to abandon their usual offense in an effort to exploit Boykins' size. Zone defense is a type of defense used in sports which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area, or a zone, to cover. ...


On January 11, 2007 Boykins was traded (along with Julius Hodge) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Steve Blake.[4] Julius Melvin Hodge (born November 18, 1983 in Harlem, New York City) is an American professional basketball player. ... Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American professional basketball player at the point guard position. ...


Trivia

  • Boykins is married and has one son named Earl, Jr.
  • When he played for Golden State, the arena would (to his dismay) play the song "It's a Small World" from the speakers upon his entering the game.[5]
  • Boykins was second in the NCAA in scoring average his senior year at Eastern Michigan (25.7 points per game).
  • His ability to score off the bench along with his low-to-the-floor stature gained him the moniker "the Double-Digit Midget".
  • Boykins appeared in the Midway games title NBA Ballers Phenom.
  • Boykins competed twice in NBA All-Star Weekend; he finished third in 2003-04 and second in 2004-05 Skills Challenge.
  • On January 18, 2005, Boykins set a then-NBA record for scoring in overtime when he tallied 15 points[6] (Boykins's record was surpassed by Gilbert Arenas's 16 points in overtime on December 17, 2006[7]).
  • Boykins is the shortest player in the history of the NBA to score over 30 points. A number he has reached several times, with his career high being 36.

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/sport/archives/2003/11/28/2003077647
  2. ^ http://www.hoophall.com/default/bhof-default.html
  3. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/earl_boykins/printable_player_files.html
  4. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2727760
  5. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/players/12/21/perspectives/
  6. ^ NBA.com: Earl Boykins Bio
  7. ^ http://www.washtimes.com/sports/20061219-123754-5995r.htm

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