Monday , Mar , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Calvin Murphy faces molestation charges

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Former NBA great Calvin Murphy was charged
Monday with sexually molesting five of his own daughters more than a decade

Murphy, a Hall of Fame guard and longtime Houston Rockets player now doing
color commentary for the team, has been charged with three counts of
aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of indecency with a

He surrendered to authorities and was granted a requested leave of absence
from his broadcasting duties with the Rockets.

The 55-year-old Murphy has fathered 14 children with three different women. It
is not clear which of his daughters are the alleged victims.

Murphy spent all 13 of his NBA seasons with the Rockets franchise and was
enshrined into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1993. When he was inducted into the
Hall of Fame, he was the Rockets’ all-time leading scorer (17,949, 17.9 ppg)
until being surpassed by Hakeem Olajuwon.

He was an All Star in 1979 and had his No. 23 jersey retired by Houston in
1984, only the second Rocket player to be so honored.