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Earl Boykins' jersey retired by Eastern Michigan

Updated: February 28, 2011, 11:31 AM ET
By Jeff Arnold

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Earl Boykins has made a career of frustrating the bejeezus out of NBA opponents -- which, while standing all of 5-foot-5, can be a tall order.

But even at 34, the second shortest player in league history behind 5-foot-3 Muggsy Bogues, has no plans to walk away. Not when even after 12 years of survival, the diminutive Milwaukee Bucks guard is still finding ways to prove his critics wrong.

"I'm going to retire and do what?" Boykins said Sunday before ...

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