NBA career highlights – Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues

Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues was the shortest player ever to play in the NBA. At 5 foot 3 (160 cm), Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the league. Best known for his time with the Charlotte Hornets, he also played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.

In his 14 years in the NBA, Bogues played in 889 games (556 started), averaging 7.7 ppg, 7.6 apg, 2.6 rpg and 1.5 apg.

His best years came with the Charlotte Hornets, where Bogues spent 9 years of his career. For three straight seasons (92-93, 93-94, 94-95) Bogues was the starting point guard for the Horners, averaging 10.0 ppg, 10.8 ppg and 11.1 ppg respectively. In 93-94, Bogues averaged double-double with 10.8 ppg and 10.1 apg.

After his player career was over, Bogues served as head coach of the WNBA team Charlotte Sting, and as head coach of the United Faith Christian Academy boys’ basketball team.

Below is a video mix of Muggsy’s NBA highlights – could serve as inspiration for those who think they are too short to play in the NBA.

But then again, guys like Bogues (5’3) or Anthony “Spud” Webb (5’7) do not come into the league quite often…




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