Tyrone ‘Muggsy’ Bogues

Only 5’3″ in height, Tyrone ‘Muggsy’ Bogues was the shortest player ever to play in the NBA.

Bogues wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune, in which he explained that one of his childhood friend’s older brother said that he reminded him of ‘Muggsy’ from the¬†old TV show The Bowery Boys, and joking that “He’s mugging everyone, stealing the ball, hanging with his boys, leading his gang… He’s Muggsy”

Because of his diminutive size, one of the most common¬†questions people have about Bogues is whether or not he could dunk a basketball. There is no video or photo evidence of Bogues ever dunking, however he reportedly had a 44″ vertical jump, and in interviews with CNN and Coachmag was quoted saying that he could dunk a basketball no problem, however because of his small hands was never able to in the flow of a NBA game.

 

 

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