Word on the Street

Calvin Murphy (kal’-vin mur’fe) noun. Denotes those occasions when a player finishes with 14 points and either 9 rebounds or 9 assists.

Usage example:I had a Calvin Murphy in a church league game last night: 14 points and 9 boards.”

Word history: The term was coined by one of our readers: Richard, who created it “in honor of Calvin Murphy, who is thought to have had 14 children with nine different women. Not to be confused with a ‘Kemp Dozen.'” It has been officially inducted into the Silent Assassin Hall of Statistical Anomalies, along with the one trillion, the Mario, and whoever else you wanna name

Murphy, this boy got around.

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Labels: Calvin Murphy / Shawn Kemp (Kemp Dozen) / Word on the Street

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