Basketball is the prerogative of tall players, for obvious reasons. Despite this, many players of small stature have had great success, even entering the Hall of Fame.
The Shortest NBA player of all time
The shortest player in NBA history is Muggsy Bouges, who is only 1.60m tall.
Tyrone Curtis Bouges was referred to as “Muggsy” by his playmates due to his birthplace, Maryland. He was also exceptionally good at defending: his agility and speed made everyone agree in affirming his skill in attacking the opponent (“mugging”).
He played at the highest levels from 1987 to 2001, totaling 889 games played, most of which with the Charlotte Hornets with whom he played from 1988 to 1997. He closed his career at 36 years old with an average of 7.7 points and 7.6 assists per game.
List of NBA Shortest Players
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