How tall was the shortest player to ever play in the NBA?
5 feet, 3 inches
At 5 feet, 3 inches, Tyrone Bogues, better known as Muggsy Bogues, holds the record as the shortest player in NBA history. Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14 season career in the NBA. In his rookie year, Bogues was a teammate of Manute Bol who stood 7 feet 7 inches tall.
They were the tallest and shortest players in NBA history at the time, with 28 inches difference between them. Bol and Bogues appeared on three magazine covers together. Only 25 players in NBA history have been at a listed height of 5 feet, 9 inches or shorter.
At 5 feet, 3 inches, Tyrone Bogues, better known as Muggsy Bogues, holds the record as the shortest player in NBA history. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1987, but he’s best-known for playing with the Charlotte Hornets alongside Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson.