The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
Sport & Story
52. Earl Boykins
57 minutes Posted Mar 18, 2020 at 11:27 am.
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The first thing you notice about Earl Boykins is that he wasn’t your average NBA player. Standing at just 5-foot-5, he still ranks as the second-shortest player in NBA history—and has been fighting perception his entire life. Because of his height, Boykins wasn’t on the recruiting radar of major college basketball teams, but still managed to find some NCAA Tournament magic. How’d he do it? And how, despite doubts, did he manage to eventually carve out a role in the NBA? We cover it all in this episode, from getting his shot in the NBA to what he's doing now at Arkansas with Eric Musselman—the coach who gave him his big break in the league.