Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 2:00 pm  |  22 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Call Me Muggsy

I was always one of the shorter kids in my grade. Naturally, I played PG because I was quick and well, too small to play the other positions. Because of this, I always looked up to Muggsy Bogues. He wasn’t a top tier PG but he made a splash and proved that you CAN make it to the league despite being short. My NBA dreams died after elementary school but I give Muggsy a ton of credit for helping all the little dudes out there, at least, believe for a minute that they could play ball at the next level. Thanks, Muggsy.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    The little man that could. Watching him should give all the short people out there belief that they can still play with the big guys.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Holy crap, he as only 5’3″? Wow.

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  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Might never see another Tyrone Bogues

  • nastierthanu4

    wake forest whatever. I like to gugliota sighting nice

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    that block was nice.

  • http://twitter.com/darrellma dma

    He was also a wrestler, which is why he was so strong. Everybody loves to root for the little guy.

  • Overtime

    What a guy, always a favourite

  • rainman10

    Nelly, Nelly

  • http://Slamonline.com Philly

    Heart of a champion right there

  • lupe

    Not to mention on one of the best high school teams ever. From a legit conference if there ever was one. GO POETS!!!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Definitely a favorite. Thanks for this! Great player.

  • lazaruz

    height is by far the most overrated thing in basketball. i still give props were props are due as the dude wasnt even that good of a shooter. every second person who talks to me about basketball tell me they stopped playing because they’re to short…. mang. ya’ll short people need to stop making excuses and go out and work hard because at the end of the day ya’ll are lazy hence why you dont make it /// rant.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    As much as I hated the Charlotte Hornets, hard to hate Muggs… R.I.P. Bobby Phills…

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin personal

    There was an article about his high school team in Slam a few years back. One of the absolute best pieces I’ve ever read. Instant classic.

  • logues

    some of those highlights i remember watching in Below the Rim. nice studder step at bout 38 sec.

  • giogolo

    was he really 5’3″ Seriously?

  • unrel

    muggsy was great.. not one of “the best PGs ever”.. but for his size.. and what he did.. he was a hero to us 5-footers.. i said it in a previous “for old times sake”.. muggs, gill, curry, lj, zo.. that was a beast of a line up..

  • Wat Misaka

    Baltimore stand up!!!!! No pun intended!

  • Ken

    Michael Adams was nice too.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    came from possibly the best high school team of all time

  • SchW

    I adore him… really,,, the one player, that nobody thought, could made it…;)))