Earl Boykins is Shockingly Strong

The little dude can bench press close to three times his weight. Mind boggling: “Earl Boykins man is listed at 5-foot-5, 139. His max bench press is 315 pounds. This makes him the Wizards’ strongest pound-for-pound player. And a lot of people, I told him, are surprised by that number. ‘I think they should be,’ he said. ‘I think they should be.’ Teammates, too. I guess to NBA veterans and longtime observers, the 315 number is sort of legendary, but to newcomers, it’s still a shock. If Shaquille O’Neal could bench a number in the same proportion to his weight, he’d be hoisting 736 pounds.”