5. Calvin Murphy
Hall of Famer Murphy is one of the best short players of all-time. With his glorious nickname, the ‘Pocket Rocket’ was always going to steal fans’ imaginations. Bizarrely, basketball wasn’t even his first sport. Murphy was a successful baton twirler, even winning three State Championships.
But his basketball career was a brilliant one. The Houston Rockets even retired his shirt after he left because he was so good for them. After 13 years in Texas, he retired as a legendary figure and one of the most loved players in the NBA. Finally, he moved into broadcasting and still works for the Rockets’ network.