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'Muggsy' Bogues - Shortest Player in the NBA

In June 1987, the Washington Bullets shocked basketball by signing a 5ft 3 inches player.

In June 1987, there was a major shock at the NBA draft when the Washington Bullets picked the shortest man ever to play top-tier American basketball, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues. Measuring just 5 foot 3 inches (160cm), Muggsy went on to have a successful career, earning the respect of his taller colleagues with his aggressive play and ability to snatch the ball. Muggsy Bogues talks to Janet Ball.

(Photo: Muggsy Bogues in action. Credit: Getty Images)

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