NBA is considered as the major professional basket league in the world. This league is followed by fans from all over the world. Total number of teams is 30. Height plays a major role in this sport. Shortest NBA players have the greater ability to run and pass the ball, while the taller players have the advantage in blocking the shots. Shorter players have better reflexes and speed. Height and strength plays a major role in buildup of this game and by using their physical advantage, players can win the game for their team.
Basketball is considered as a sport for tall players but some players proved this statement wrong. Some players with shorter heights earned a lot of success in this game.
Top 10 shortest NBA players are given below:-
1. Muggsy Bogues – Height 5 Ft 3 inches
2. Earyl Boykins – Height 5 ft 5 inches.
3. Mel Hirsch – Height 5 ft 6 inches
4. Greg Grant – Height 5 ft 7 inches
5. Keith Jennings – Height 5 ft inches
6. Herm Klotz – Height 5 ft 7 inches
7. Wataru Misaka – Height 5 ft 7 inches
8. Monte Towe – Height 5 ft 7 inches
9. Spud Webb- Height 5 ft 7 inches
10. Charles Criss – Height 5 ft 8 inches
According to Official reports, Muggsy Bogues is the shortest NBA player in NBA history. His height was recorded as 5 ft and 3 inches. He played at the position of point guard for different teams of NBA. He had a prolonged successful career of 14 seasons. One of the funniest facts of his career was that he played alongside Manute Bol during late 80’s. Manute Bol is considered as the tallest player of NBA history and their height difference was around 28 inches.
The shortest NBA player switched 4 teams in NBA. He started his NBA career with Washington Bullets. He also played for Charollte horns, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors. He got his nickname Muggsy because of his ability to dodge and defend against the opponent players. He was so good at defense that his opponents claimed that he was mugging them. Being the shortest NBA player in history, he had to prove his worth every single day. His performance in every season showed the world that he can stand next to any giant as an equal person. Check This Top 10 Richest NBA Players 2018
Muggsy Bogues, famous by the name of “the short guy” always had a handsome salary. He signed some amazing deals throughout his career. He mainly earned the fame while playing for Charlotte Horns. Fans of Charlotte Horns rate him as their legend. Along with fame, he earned a lot of money while playing in the NBA.Many athletic companies hired the shortest player of NBA for brand endorsements. His love for the game never ended. He tried his luck in coaching the game that he loved throughout his life. He also appeared as a guest actor in different movies like Eddie and Space Jam. Currently his net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.