5’3″ Muggsy Bogues Blocks a Patrick Ewing Shot

5’3″ Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA.  Bogues played for four different teams, and his most productive years were with the Charlotte Hornets.  Bogues played his high school basketball for Dunbar High of Baltimore, Maryland, and then for Wake Forest University.  His rookie NBA season(1987), he played for the Washington Bullets, where he teamed with 7’7″ Manute Bol.  They were the shortest and tallest players in NBA history at the time.  The diminutive Bogues blocked 39 shots during his NBA career.  He once stuffed Patrick Ewing.  Bogues had a 44-onch vertical leap, but his hands were too small to dunk the basketball.  During Bogues’ 10 years with the Hornets, he had 5,557 assists and 1,067 steals.  He once held the single-game record for assists with 19.  Bogues never averaged more than 11.2 points per game for a season with Charlotte.  He became the head  coach of United Faith Christian Academy boys’ high school basketball team in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011.

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