The 10 shortest NBA players ever will earn their spot in history for a lot more than their height. NBA players are known for their tall stature first and foremost. Being very tall has its advantages in the NBA, but very short players bring a whole new world of advantages to the game of basketball. Check out the list below for the shortest basketball players ever to play for the NBA.
- Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues. The shortest player to ever play in the NBA stands just five feet three inches tall. Bogues played in the league for thirteen years and was know for his quickness, stealing ability and passing; all of which was enhanced by his short stature.
- Earl Boykins. At five feet five inches and only one hundred thirty three pounds, Boykins was the second shortest player but number one as the lightest. He has played for numerous NBA teams and now plays for the Washington Wizards. Earl Boykins is know for his ability to score in the double digits.
- Anthony "Spud" Webb. Spud Webb played for thirteen years in the NBA. He was know for his ability to jump and had a forty two inch vertical leap. Webb's biggest NBA accomplishment was beating defending champion Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
- Wataru "Kilo Watt" Misaka. Wataru Misaka stood five feet seven inches tall. He was the first non Caucasian player to play in the NBA, his career was very short; he played just three games before being cut from the New York Knicks.
- Nate Robinson. Nate Robinson stands five feet nine inches tall and plays for the New York Knicks, he is know for his leaping ability. In 2006, he won the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest where he earned a perfect score of fifty.
- Calvin Murphy. Calvin Murphy stands five feet nine inches and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame. Hey played for the Houston Rockets for thirteen years. His biggest NBA accomplishment was having the most consecutive free throws for the nineteen eighty season.
- Michael Adams. Michael Adams is five feet ten inches tall and played for four NBA teams before retiring. During the 1991 he averaged twenty six points per game. Michael Adams was known for his "push shot."
- Avery "Little General" Johnson. Avery Johnson played in the NBA at five feet ten inches tall for sixteen years before retiring. He is best known for scoring the last shot of game five to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks for the 1996 NBA championship.
- Damon "Mighty Mouse" Stoudamire. Damon Stoudamire is also five feet ten inches tall. He played for four professional teams over thirteen years before leaving the game to coach. He is know for scoring fifty four points against the Charlotte Hornets while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Terrell Brandon. Terrell Brandon stands just under six feet tall and played for three NBA teams over his career, which was dampened because of injuries. Terrell'sHis biggest achievement was to be called "the best point guard in the NBA " by Sports Illustrated in 1997.
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