Earl Boykins is the only player in the NBA that I can stand back-to-back with and not have to stand on a crate.
I used to in the stands with my son at games, listening to him cheer for Boykins. These days, I’m with Boykins at games, listening to him cheer for my son.
In the throes of a lockout that has so-far cancelled the first two weeks of the NBA season, Boykins has generously committed his time to coaching the Colorado Miners. His son and my son both play for the team.
Click here to read my column in The Sunday Wall Street Journal.
At 5’5″, Boykins is the shortest player in the NBA. And I’ll have to add that it’s short, even for a journalist. Heck, I’m not even as tall as Rocky, the Denver Nuggets Mascot. But as Boykins has consistently demonstrated with his career, you don’t have to be tall, you just have to be determined.